U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
c/o U.S. Courthouse
517 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Dear U.S. District Judge Adelman,
My name is Matt Winick from Ann Arbor, Michigan and I have a strong interest in learning history, criminal justice reform, and social justice. 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, and many others. U.S. District Judge Adelman, the main reason I’m writing you a letter is to explain how I find your work when you served as Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 28th district to be very inspiring to me and in your current role as U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin to be very inspiring to me.
When you served as Member of the Wisconsin Senate from the 28th district from 1977-1997, I truly appreciated on how you were a strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, pushing for funds to help women including minorities businesses to help them compete in the economy, and heavily advocate for the need for laws to combat against hate crimes to help protect minorities including people who are different. Also on civil rights, I liked on how you tried to push for the Equal Rights Amendment to help protect women from being discriminated based on gender. On the economy, I liked on how you were a strong advocate for the need to raise the minimum wage to help assist minimum wage workers afford to live and pushed for legislation for unemployment benefits for people including workers who lost their jobs due to unfair trade policies or when they lose their jobs to overseas. Supporting funds for renewable energy resources to reduce addiction to oil including gas, encouraging businesses including industries to use energy efficient products to help reduce high energy cost while reduce pollution, and expanding on environmental education awareness programs to help teach people about the need to protect the environment is common sense to protect the environment. On education, I liked on how you supported funds to improve special education to help assist students with disabilities get accommodations they need to learn and pushed for funds to help repair schools along with providing more resources to school staff along with teachers. In your current role as U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, I like on how you are a continuous strong supporter of civil rights by advocating for people with disabilities’ rights, pushing for strict sentencing for people who commit hate-crime to help protect minorities including people who are different, and expressing the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination. Supporting drug treatment programs to help drug users get the care they need to reduce drug abuse, expanding court resources to help victims of crime or victims of domestic violence get help on dealing with their trauma, and expressing with supporting the need for funds for improvements of DNA testing including forensic science to help solve cases including evidence efficiently while reduce sending an innocent person to jail is common sense for criminal justice reform. On voter’s rights, I like on your advocacy for better voter’s rights protection to reduce voter suppression in order to help protect minorities, women, people with disabilities, and people who are low income from losing their right to vote. Another thing that I like about your work as U.S. District Judge of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin is how you supporting protections of civil liberties from being violated like the fourth amendment to help protect people from unreasonable searches and sixth amendment to have the person accused of a crime have a fair trial while know what charges or evidence is against them.
U.S. District Judge Adelman, , 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 Wisconsin Senate from the 28th district and ad current U.S. District Judge of the Eastern District of Wisconsin helps gives me motivation to continue to learn history, social justice, and criminal justice reform. My future goal is to someday work in these areas to help emphasize the need for civil rights to be stronger to reduce discrimination, 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 when you served in public service and in your current position in the judicial system. I’m very proud on how you work hard to support civil rights, support with advocate for criminal justice reform, and many others. You truly 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 difference in the judicial system.