State Attorney Dave Aronberg
c/o Office of State Attorney
401 North Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Dear State Attorney Aronberg,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history, public policy, and criminal justice reform. In these subjects, I enjoy learning the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have government reform to combat against corruption, have criminal justice reform to protect victims of crime’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. State Attorney Aronberg, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as former Florida State Senator and your current role as State Attorney for 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County, Florida to be very inspiring to me.
When you served in the Florida State Senate from 2002-2010, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, push for funds to help women including minorities businesses compete in the economy, and express the need for women to have equal pay. Also when you served in the Florida State Senate, I liked on how you strongly supported funding renewable energy projects to reduce addiction to oil with gas and pushing for funds to help clean rivers including beaches along with the Everglades to help protect it from being polluted by toxic chemicals while making it safe for people. Another thing that I liked on how you pushed for criminal justice reform in the state senate like expanded programs to help victims of domestic violence get help from services, pushed for laws for tough restriction on sex offenders from living near places where children interact or live, and sponsored anti-gang legislation which is to restrict felons from buying weapons including tough penalties of offenders who commit gang-violence crimes and improve witness protection program to protect witnesses from being harmed by an offender. In your current role as State Attorney for 15th Judicial Circuit of Palm Beach County, Florida, I’m very proud on how you continue to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecute people who commit hate-crime to protect minorities including people who are different, and work with other law enforcement agencies to find ways to reduce racial profiling. On victim’s rights, I really like on how you created a program to offer services to women including victims of domestic violence to help them get care for their trauma including different services from court and create educational awareness to help address people including training program to help train law enforcement officials to handle victims of crime. Establish Veterans Court to have judge, prosecutor, public defender along with veterans work together to find ways to reduce substance abuse or criminal behavior including help them with mental illnesses, expand on drug treatment programs to help drug-users get treatment they need, and create DUI offender program where people with DUI go through a program to learn not to drink and drive along with understand the consequences of DUI is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I like about your current role as State Attorney is how you created a Anti-Corruption task force to investigate public officials who are corrupt by taking brides or receiving gifts from lobbyist including lobbying groups.
State Attorney Aronberg, 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 continuous support of Civil Rights, advocate for people with disabilities’ rights, and prosecute people who commit hate-crime really inspires me to work hard on my disability. Also on TheNewDeal website about progressive leaders ranging in different public official positions share ideas about reforming society, I enjoyed reading about your work on criminal justice reform. On TheNewDeal website I really liked on how you explain what was the problem where you described about how the criminal justice system wasn’t working for people and added solution on how establish a different court system helped improve people’s lives while reduce crime. After reading TheNewDeal I got very interested in learning more about your work as State Attorney along with understand on how your approach on criminal justice reform can make a great difference. Your role as former Florida State Senator and in your current position as State Attorney motivates me to continue my interest in learning history including public policy.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society including the criminal justice system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to improve the criminal justice system to work for the people while reduce crime. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue my strong interest in learning history with public policy, and have an interest in learning criminal justice reform including your work on it. I was wondering if you could please share with me what it is like being a State Attorney. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, making a great difference on reform, and inspiring me. I wish you well to continue to reform the criminal justice system to make society a better place.