My name is Silvia, and I moved all the way from Rhode Island to Washington because I wanted a fresh start and a better life for my two children. When I came to Washington, I was lucky enough to find work as a cook with a food truck in Renton. I like the work, I work hard and I am always putting in more and more hours so that I can try to get ahead. I want to advance in my career so I have to put in the long hours. I'm looking for another job to have at night so that I can provide the best for my kids.
I want my kids to have the best education, education is what gives people a chance to succeed. I want my kids to have the chance to do well in a good school, so they will have more choices and a better life when they grow up. Everything that I do, working hard and working long hours, is for my kids.
Education is the key. Education needs to be funded and we need good teachers and good programs. If we can give our children a world class education, we will all be better off.
I’ve talked to my family and friends about how we need more fairness, opportunity and education in order to have a chance to succeed. Working Washington is helping us fight for fairness, and I'm so excited to be a part of it.