Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Honorable Susan Bysiewicz

Ms. Susan Bysiewicz
c/o Pastore & Dailey LLC
115 Glastonbury Boulevard, Suite 100
Glastonbury, CT  06033
Dear Ms. Bysiewicz,

My name is Matthew Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and public policy. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to advance on Civil Rights to help protect people who are different from being discriminated, find ways to make voting registration easy for people to register to vote in elections, have government reform to reduce corruption in elections including public officials, and many others. The main reason I’m writing you a letter is because I find your work as Secretary of the State of Connecticut to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as Secretary of State of Connecticut from 1999-2011, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of advancing on Civil Rights to help protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education and public places.  Also on Civil Rights, I was very proud on how you were a strong advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, used your office to help women including minorities businesses get the help them need to register to the state to start their businesses in order to compete in the economy without being discriminated, and made polling places be accessible for people with disabilities to use, provide transportation to help them get to their voting places, and expand technology like optical scan voting system, vote-by-phone technology, and many others to help them understand the ballot or vote privately.  Another thing that I was amazed when you were Secretary of State of Connecticut was on how you created different technology systems like CONCORD system which helps people search for information about different companies that are registered to do businesses in the state and create Connecticut Voter Registration System, a first statewide voter database to help ease voter registration to help find ways for people to register to vote without delay or other issues and protect voter’s rights.  On Civil liberties, I was very proud on how you pushed for a law to remove social security numbers from voter registration rolls in order to protect citizen’s right to privacy and implement “Safe at Home/Address Confidentiality” to protect victims of domestic violence or victim of different crimes address confidential to protect them from offenders. Working with Civic and advocacy groups, schools, and different educational programs to help push for voter registration drive to get people motivated to be voters for election and more civic educations to help people learn more about how government including elections work are great ways to make education a better tool and is common sense to help address to people the need to vote in order to have their voices heard. To make polling stations safe, I liked on how you worked really hard to strengthen security at the places to make sure that they were safe for voters to vote along with make sure that there were no laws being broken by hiring law enforcements and expand training session to help make poll workers be efficient at their job.  Pushing to ban gifts to staff members of Secretary of State from lobbyist, expanding campaign finance disclosure laws to help the public know who is donating to a campaign, ending pension benefits to government officials who are convicted of a crime, and working with Attorney General Bumenthal to combat against businesses that did illegal businesses like tax fraud, discrimination, pollute water usage, and many others are great ways to reduce corruption in government including elections and make society a better place.     
Ms. Bysiewicz, I have Autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased. Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights and be a supporter of people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Your work as Secretary of State of Connecticut motivated me to take government classes including a class called Campaigns and Elections when I went to Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  In these classes, I enjoyed learning about how American government works, different terms of the U.S. Constitutional amendments, need for Civil Rights to be stronger,  a strong need to expand voter’s rights to help protect voters from being discriminated, and the need for ethics reform with campaign finance reform to reduce corruption in elections including public officials with government. Another thing is your work motivates and inspires me to continue my interest in learning history with public policy.  My future goal is to someday teach history to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to end discrimination, have ethics reform to reduce corruption,  the need to make voter’s rights stronger to help protect voters, and many others.

 Ms. Bysiewicz, I strongly believe that you made a great difference as Secretary of State of Connecticut. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to make a great difference for society in ethics, voter’s rights, Civil Rights,  and education. You have truly inspired me to work hard on my disability, be interested in learning about ethics reform with taking government classes, and continue my interest in learning history with public policy. Here is a picture of me as a gift to you for inspiring me. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference in reform, and inspiring me.  I wish you well to continue to advocate for great ideas to make society a better place.


Matthew B. Winick

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