Honorable Christine Gregoire
c/o Challenge Seattle
1201 3rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
Dear Honorable Gregoire,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history including social justice. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make Civil Rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Honorable Gregoire, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as 16th Attorney General of Washington and as 22nd Governor of Washington to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 16th Attorney General of Washington from 1993-2005, I liked on how you prosecuted people who commit hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different and investigated companies that practiced different forms of discrimination or violated Civil Rights legislation. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug-abuse, working with law enforcement including the Office of State Attorney General to expand resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds for DNA testing including forensic science to solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. In your role as 22nd Governor of Washington from 2005-2013, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of Civil Rights by advocating for people with disabilities rights, supporting funds for women including minorities businesses to help compete in the economy, and expressing the need for equal pay for women to help protect them from being discriminated in pay based on gender. To improve the economy, I liked on how you supported job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work skills to help prepare for the work force and support raising the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers to afford to live. On education, I liked on how you supported improvements on special education to help students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn, work on providing schools with computers including literacy programs to help students get access to education while improve on their comprehension, and implement more after school programs to help provide students with help on their assignments from tutors. Expanding on renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, working with state legislature to provide funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use, encouraging businesses to use energy-efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution is common sense to help protect the environment from pollution. Another thing that I liked about your work as Governor of Washington was how you signed into law same-sex marriage to help protect people who are same-sex couples form being discriminated based on their orientation, advocate for the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants including refugees from oppressive countries, and expand on stem cell research to find ways to combat against different diseases.
Honorable Gregoire, I have autism with a learning a 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 16th Attorney General of Washington and as 22nd Governor of Washington gives me motivation to continue to learn history including 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, and many others.
I strongly believe that you made a great difference when you served in public service. I’m proud on how you worked hard to support Civil Rights, protect the environment, push for criminal justice reform, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability and to continue to learn history including social justice. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.