Judge Jennifer L. Brunner
c/o 10th District Court of Appeals
373 South High Street, 24th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Dear Judge Brunner,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, social justice, and ethics reform. In these subjects, I like to learn the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have ethics reform to reduce corruption, and many others. Judge Brunner, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as 52nd Secretary of State of Ohio and as current Judge of the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals to be very inspiring to me.
In January 2007, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first woman to become Secretary of State of Ohio. When you served as 52nd Secretary of State of Ohio, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. On people with disabilities’ rights, I liked on how you worked with polling places to make them accessible for people with disabilities to get transportation to the polls and have a touch screen along with technology assistance to help people who are deaf or blind be able to understand who or what to vote for. Banning gifts to staff members of the Office of the Secretary of State form lobbyist, push for public disclosures online to help the public know who is donating or which lobbying group is donating to a campaign, and working with prosecutors to prosecute public officials who are corrupt or accept illegal bribes is common sense for ethics reform. On voters’ rights, I like on how you implemented early voting to help people who can’t vote on election day be able to make it to the polls, pushed for a program to help recruit youth to register to vote, and expanded technology to help organize paper ballots to make sure that the votes including the ballots were counted. Also when you served as Secretary of State of Ohio is how you express your opposition in voter id laws to help protect low-income people or minorities, and people with disabilities from being discriminated, reduce high penalty on small businesses when they registered, and work with women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy. In 2008, I was very proud on how you got the JFK Profiles in Courage Award for your commitment to work hard to improve and advocate for voter’s rights. In your current role as Judge of the 10th District Court of Appeals, I truly appreciate on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights, advocate for voter’s rights, and express the need for ethics reform. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug-abuse, working with law enforcement including the court system to expand programs to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds to improve DNA testing including forensic science to solve evidence or cases efficiently while help reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform.
Judge Brunner, 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 52nd Secretary of State of Ohio and as current Judge of the Ohio 10th District Court of Appeals gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and ethics reform. 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 ethics reform to reduce corruption, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support civil rights, push for ethics reform, improve voter’s rights, and expand on criminal justice reform. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability and continue to learn history including social justice and ethics reform. 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.