Associate Justice Andrew J. McDonald
c/o Connecticut Supreme Court
231 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
Dear Associate Justice McDonald,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history in social justice. In these subjects I like to learn the need to make civil rights stronger reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect peoples rights while reduce crime, and many others. Associate Justice McDonald, the main reason why I’m writing you a letter it is to explain how I find you work when you served as Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 27th district and as current Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 27th district from 2003-2011, I liked on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights buy advocating for people with disabilities rights, supporting funds for women including minority businesses to help compete in the economy, and working with other state legislators from both political parties to expand on combating against hate crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different. Expanding jobs training programs to help train workers including youth to develop work skills and advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live is coming sense to improve the economy. On the environment, I liked on how you supported funds for renewable energy resources to help reduce addiction to oil with gas, worked with other state legislators to expand funds to improve city services along with government services to help clean parks including water resources from being polluted, and pushed for legislation to promote energy efficient products to be used for housing including businesses to reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution. On education, I like on how you supported funds to improve special education to help assist students with disabilities get accommodations so they can learn, expanded on after school programs to provide students to get help on their assignments from tutors, and implemented literacy programs to help youth including adults improve on the comprehension or gain reading skills. In your current role as Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights and advocate for better protection on civil liberties like the 4th Amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches. 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 crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing the need for more funds to improve forensic science including DNA testing to help solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform.
Associate Justice McDonald, 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 former Member of the Connecticut Senate from the 27th district and as current Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court motivates me 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 in public service including the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you are working hard to support civil rights, protect the environment, push for 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. I wish you the best to continue to advocate for common sense ideas.