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Monday, February 5, 2018

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer of New York



1/02/2018

Governor Eliot Spitzer
c/o Spitzer Enterprises
730 5th Avenue, Suite 2202
New York, NY  10019

Dear Governor Spitzer,

My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with a strong interest in learning history and social justice. In these subjects I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, have immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppression,  protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Governor Spitzer, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 63rd Attorney General of NY and as 54th Governor of New York to be very inspiring to me.

When you served as 63rd Attorney General of New York from 1999-2006, I was very proud on how you worked to prosecute Wall Street including financial institutions when they committed fraud or abuse on taxpayer’s money or stole money from people who uses stocks.  Another thing that I liked about your work was how you pushed for a commission to study the NYPD stop-and-frisk policies to find ways to help protect people’s civil liberties while reduce crime. Also in your role as Attorney General of New York I like on how you advocated for the need for regulations on Wall Street including financial institutions to help reduce fraudulent practices. In your role as 54th Governor of New York from 2007-2008, I truly appreciate on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, supporting funds to help women including minorities businesses to help compete in the economy, expanding laws to combat against hate crime to help protect minorities including people who are different and expressing the need for equal pat for women.   On the economy, I liked on how you worked to push for job-training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help minimum wage workers afford to live.  Supporting renewable energy projects to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, pushing to provide funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense to protect the environment.  I was amazed on how you had the courage to try to express the need for driver licenses for illegal immigrants to help them get access to transportation when both political parties didn’t support it, continue to advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed along with provide them with help from government, and support the ideas of campaign finance reform to reduce money from corporations including financial institutions from corrupting campaigns along with elections.  

Governor Spitzer, I have autism with a learning disability. Having a disability is hard for me because I have trouble comprehending on learning different advance subjects, sometimes I struggle to communicate my thoughts, and get teased.  Your commitment to be a strong supporter of Civil Rights including people with disabilities’ rights really inspires me to work hard on my disability.  I saw Inside Job, a documentary movie about the corruption in the U.S. caused by financial institutions, how the lobbying groups affected policy decisions to deregulate the banking practices to cause the financial crisis while committing fraud against people along with taxpayer’s money, and I enjoyed seeing you featured in the documentary where you explained your role as Attorney General of New York where to prosecuted financial institutions that committed fraud against the people while express the need to strengthen consumer’s rights because you did a great job emphasizing the need to have regulations to prevent a financial crisis from happening again.  Also your role as Attorney General of New York and as Governor of New York gives me motivation  to continue to learn history and social justice.  My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help make society a better place and to emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger, have consumer protection, protect the environment, and have immigration reform.

I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served as Attorney General of New York and as Governor of New York. I’m very proud on how you had the courage to support Civil Rights, regulate wall street, protect the environment, advocate for immigration reform, and many others when both political parties aren’t advocates. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, continue to learn different subjects, and watch Inside Job to learn the need to regulate Wall Street from committing fraud or abuse on people.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to push for good ideas, and inspiring me. I wish you the best for the future to advocate for common sense ideas and that someday I would like to get a chance to meet you because your principles and your work has inspired me in many ways.

P.S. here is a picture of me on the Brooklyn Bridge when I visited NYC in 2017
Sincerely,

Matt Winick

I sent Former Governor Spitzer a picture of me on the Brooklyn Bridge in NYC




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