Auditor General Eugene DePasquale
c/o Department of the Auditor General
613 North Street, Room 229
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0018
Dear Auditor General DePasquale,
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 for Civil Rights be strong to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, and many others. Auditor General DePasquale, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 95th District and as current 51st Auditor General of Pennsylvania to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 95th District from 2007-2013, I liked 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 them compete in the economy, and working with both political parties to expand laws to combat against hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different. On the economy, I liked on how you support expanding job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the economy and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live. Funding renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and pushing for funds to cities including services to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use is common sense on education reform. To improve on education I like on how you supported funds to improve special education to help students with disabilities get the accommodations they need to learn and advocate for after school programs for students to get help on their assignments from tutors. In your current role as 51st Auditor General of Pennsylvania, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights including people with disabilities’ rights, support environmental protection, and many others. Another thing that I like about your work as 51st Auditor General of Pennsylvania is how you heavily support ethics reform to reduce corruption like ban gifts to public officials from lobby groups, express the need for campaign finance reform to reduce dark money in elections, and push for criminal justice reform like drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need or community service to help non-violent offenders including non-violent juveniles get rehabilitated to reduce re-offending.
Auditor General DePasquale, 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 I watched TedTalks “What Are You Going To Do Now Eugene DePasquale” and I read On The New Deal website of progressives about your work in public service because I enjoyed hearing along with reading your ideas of criminal justice reform, the need to make civil rights stronger, and many others. Your role as former Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from the 95th District and as current 51st Auditor General of Pennsylvania gives me motivation to learn history, social justice, and ethics reform. My future goal is to 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. My letter is a gift to you for inspiring me and to wish you a Happy Birthday for August 3rd.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference in public service. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, environmental protection, ethics reform, and criminal justice reform. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and be motivated to learn history, social justice, and ethics reform. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference in public service, and inspiring me. I wish you the best to continue to advocate for common sense ideas.