Associate Justice Elizabeth M. Welch
c/o Michigan Supreme Court
PO Box 30052
Lansing, MI 48909
Dear Justice Welch,
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, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and many others. Associate Justice Welch, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work as current Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court to be very inspiring to me.
Before you were elected to the Michigan Supreme Court, I really liked on how you used your role as a social worker and as a lawyer to help people who are low income get assistance on getting help on their legal fees, be an advocate for people with disabilities’ rights community, and working with mental health services to help people who struggle with mental health get resources. Congrats on winning the 2020 election for the Michigan Supreme Court. In your current role as Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, I truly appreciate on how you are a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger in order to help protect minorities, women, and people with disabilities from being discriminated. On people with disabilities’ rights issues, I like on how you express the need for more people who have expertise in people with disabilities’ rights including people with disabilities’ rights law to be in the judicial system or be elected in the courts, emphasize the need for social workers to work with law enforcement to help reduce situation with people who struggle with mental health, and more better reforms on people who have mental health or with a disability to get better access to social security disability benefits. Supporting the need for drug treatment programs to help drug-users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, advocating for the need for more resources to help victims of domestic violence or victims of crime get help on dealing with their trauma, and strongly express the importance for more funds for 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. Also on criminal justice reform, I like on how you express the need for mental health court to help people with mental illness to get treatment and advocate for the importance of community services to help non-violent offenders including non violent juveniles to rehabilitate so they won’t re-offend. Another thing that I like about your work as Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court is how you advocate for the need to reduce racial profiling in the criminal justice system to help protect minorities including immigrants from being oppressed, strongly advocate with support the need for better voter protection laws to help protect voters including minorities along with people with disabilities from losing their right to vote, and support protecting civil liberties like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches.
Justice Welch, 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. I also enjoyed reading some of your articles about the need for better improvements in social work, a strong need for better protection for people with disabilities’ rights, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, and heavily protect civil liberties from being violated before you got elected. Also your role as current Associate Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court gives me motivation to continue to learn history including social justice. My future goal is to work in these areas to help 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 in the Michigan Supreme Court. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, advocate with support criminal justice reform, and many others. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability 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. Please continue to advocate for common sense ideas.