Friday, September 7, 2018

29th Attorney General Lori Swanson of Minnesota


Attorney General Lori Swanson
c/o Office of the Minnesota Attorney General
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400
Saint Paul, MN  55101
Dear Attorney General Swanson,

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, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others.   Attorney General Swanson, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 29th Attorney General of Minnesota to be very inspiring to me.

In 2006, I was amazed on how you made history by becoming the first woman to become Attorney General of Minnesota.  In your current role as 29th Attorney General of Minnesota, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crime to help protect people who are different, and investigating public places that practiced different forms of discrimination or violate the Civil Rights legislation.  Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working to expand law enforcement including the office of the attorney general’s resources to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help on dealing with their trauma, and strongly advocate for the need for funds to improve DNA testing along with forensic science to help reduce sending an innocent person to jail while solve cases efficiently is common sense for criminal justice reform.   On public safety, I liked on how you worked on creating educational awareness programs to help teach people about the need to reduce gun violence including bullying, advocate for the need for a law to combat against cyber bullying to help protect youth including people from being targeted online, and worked with colleges including schools to find ways to reduce sexual assaults and violence to help protect students. Another thing that I like about your work as attorney general of Minnesota is how you went after public officials who are corrupt or accept illegal bribes to help reduce corruption while restore public trust, prosecuted industries that polluted the environment including drinking water or violated environmental protection laws to help protect public health while reduce pollution, advocated for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from being oppressed, and investigated financial institutions that committed fraud to help protect consumers.

Attorney General Swanson, 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. Also your role as Attorney General of Minnesota gives me motivation to continue to learn more history and social justice. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime.

I strongly believe that you have made a great difference in your public service. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for common sense ideas.  You have inspired me to continue to work hard on my disability and be motivated to learn history with social justice.   My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and I want to make sure that it gets to you before you leave your role as Attorney General.  Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference for society, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to make a great impact on society.

Matt Winick

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