Honorable Stephen Easton
c/o Office of the President
Dickinson State University
Mary Hall 104
291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601
Dear Honorable Easton,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, environmental protection, social justice, criminal justice reform, diversity, and many others. In these subjects, I like to learn the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, the importance of diversity to accept people who are different or who come from a different background, and many others. Honorable Easton, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as U.S. Attorney for the district of North Dakota and as current President of Dickinson State University to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota from 1990-1993, I truly appreciated on how you were 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, pushing along with advocating for the need for funds to improve DNA testing including forensic science to help solve evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail, and working with law enforcement to expand resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma is common sense for criminal justice reform. Another thing that I liked about your work as U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota was how went after industries that illegally polluted the environment or violated environmental protection laws to help reduce pollution while protect public health, prosecuted pubic officials who are corrupt or accepted illegal bribes, and work with other U.S. Attorneys to investigate insurance companies including financial institutions that commit fraud. In your current role as President of Dickinson State University,I like on how you are a strong supporter and advocate of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights and expressing the need to make civil rights stronger to reduce discrimination in order to protect women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Also to improve civil rights, I like on how you work to expand rules to combat against bully and harassment. Supporting accommodations to help students with disabilities like extra time on exams or use educational software to help improve comprehension, expanding tutoring services to provide students with help on their assignments from tutors, and implementing more liberal arts, arts, humanities, history, and basic classes to make education diverse along with make more opportunities for students to find subjects that they want to learn are great ways to improve education reform. Also on education reform I like on how you support literacy programs to help students including adults improve on their comprehension skills or gain literacy skills. On diversity, I like on how you work on hiring women, minorities, and people with disabilities to work for the college and expand on programs to help educate staff members and students about different cultures along with the need for diversity to accept people who are different or come from a different background. Another thing that I like about your work as President of Dickinson State University is you expand on more research programs to help students get engage to learn how different topics can make a great difference for society, push for more scholarships to help low income students or minorities get assistance on getting into college or affording supplies, and heavily express the need to reduce high tuition cost to help students from paying high costs in order to get a college. Besides your work as President of Dickinson State University on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights causes, advocate for environmental protection to reduce pollution, emphasize the need for more liberal arts in colleges, and express the need for immigration reform to help protect immigrants, dreamers, and refugees from being oppressed.
Honorable Easton, 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. On Youtube, I enjoy watching videos of you expressing the importance of criminal justice reform, diversity, and education reform. Your role as former U.S. Attorney for the District of North Dakota and as current President of Dickinson State University gives me motivation to continue to learn history, environmental protection, social justice, criminal justice reform, diversity, and many others. My future goal is to work in these areas to help emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, protect the environment from pollution, have criminal justice reform to help protect people’s rights while reduce crime, the importance of diversity to accept people who are different or who come from a different background, and many others.
I strongly believe that you are made a great difference in public service and in your current role as President of Dickinson State University. I’m very proud on how you worked hard to support civil rights, push along with advocate for criminal justice reform, expand on diversity, and improve education reform. You have inspire me to work hard on my disability, learn more about your work, and continue to learn different subjects. Thanks for taking the time to read my letter, working hard to make a great difference, and inspiring me. Please continue to make a great difference.