Chief Justice Mike McGrath
c/o Montana Supreme Court
P.O. Box 203001
215 N. Sanders
Helena, Montana 59620-3001
Dear Chief Justice McGrath,
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. Chief Justice McGrath, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as 22nd Attorney General of Montana and as current Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as 22nd Attorney General of Montana from 2001-2009, I truly appreciate on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, prosecuting people who commit hate-crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different, and investigating public places that practice different forms of discrimination or violate civil rights legislation. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, working with law enforcement to expand resources to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds to improve DNA testing including forensic science to help solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I liked about your work when you served as 22nd Attorney General of Montana was how you went after industries that illegally polluted the environment or violated environmental protection laws to help protect the environment from pollution, advocated for the need to protect public lands from being disturbed by corporations, and prosecuted public officials that were corrupt or accepted illegal bribes to reduce corruption. In your current role as Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights, push for criminal justice reform, and advocate for ethics reform. Also in the Montana Supreme Court, I really like on how you are an advocate for campaign finance reform to help reduce dark money in campaigns including elections from lobbying groups.
Chief Justice McGrath, 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. Your role as 22nd Attorney General of Montana and as current Chief Justice of the Montana Supreme Court 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, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for August 22nd.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, and push for criminal justice reform. 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.