Attorney General Letitia “Tish” James
c/o Office of the Attorney General
New York State Capitol Building
Between State Street and Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 1224-0341
Dear Attorney General James,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan with 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, have criminal justice reform to protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and have ethics reform to reduce corruption. Attorney General James, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work in public service and as current 67th Attorney General of New York to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the New York City Council from 35th district from 2004-2013, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated in education including public places. Support expanding job training programs to help train youth including workers to develop work-skills to help prepare for the economy and push for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live is common sense to improve the economy. On the environment, I like on how you support funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, encourage businesses to use energy-efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and work with other city council members to expand funds to help clean parks including water resources to make them safe for people to use. In your role as 4th New York Public Advocate from 2014-2018, I like on how you supported the need for ethics investigation into NYPD to reduce corruption including misconduct, worked with the City of New York to help preserve along with protect historical sites including attractions to make learning a better tool while improve tourism, and heavily advocate for the need to combat against predatory lending along with better protection on people including people who are low-income from losing their homes due the rent control where they commit fraud. In January 2019, I was amazed on how you made history on becoming the first African American woman to become the 67th Attorney General of New York. In your current role as 67th Attorney General of New York, 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 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 cases efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I like about your work as current Attorney General of New York is how you went after public officials that are corrupt or accept illegal bribes to reduce corruption, prosecute financial institutions or insurance companies that are committing fraud, and go after industries that illegally pollute the environment including violate environmental protection laws to help protect public health.
Attorney General James, 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 on Youtube, I enjoy watching videos of you explaining some common sense ideas on criminal justice reform and the importance of improving social justice. Your role in public service and as current 67th Attorney General of New York gives me some 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.
I strongly believe that you are making a great difference for society. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, push for criminal justice reform, advocate for social justice causes, and many others. You have inspired me to work hard on my disability, learn about your service in public service, and 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. I hope that we can meet when I visit NYC again. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas to make society, criminal justice, and social justice a better place.