Hello, I am Victoria A. Bird your candidate for Minnesota Senator District 28. Who am I? Currently, I am a Substitute Teacher, Married and raising twin boys who are eight years old. My family and I have been living in Cambridge Minnesota for 19 years. I personally have seen this community grow and transform into a more accessible town. Infrastructure, for instance, there was a time where people with limited mobility could not travel in this community. Now the walkways and roads are being upgraded. And there is now a transportation system in place. There needs to be more done. The rail for example. Infrastructure does not only deal with transportation think about solar power. When traveling I have seen many northern counties with solar "farms." What a wonderful thing to save money. Why stop? We need to continue this trend.
That moves us on to technology. Again access! As citizens we need to make sure that our students are provided the proper and updated devices. The world of technology is moving fast. To the point, the internet is like turning on your lights. Broadband is the wave of the future. This community has made progress but again has stopped short. Our children are the ones who are going to build the future. And I am one who wants to support that future.
Not finally, but just the beginning. Our children are the future and the past. Let do not bring them back to the past. Let's give them the choice over their own bodies, who they want to marry and who their friends are. My Mom told me, "I cannot pick who your friends or who your spouse is going to be; All I can do is support your decision.
Thank you all for reading. Hopefully it gave you some insight to who I am.
VictoriA A. BirD