Asian American Action Fund Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for TX-02

July 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by the Asian American Action (AAA) Fund, one of the largest political action committees in the United States for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders running for office. The endorsement is especially important in Texas’ 2nd Congressional district, where AAPI voters comprise more than 7 percent of the electorate.

“As a proud immigrant and Asian American, I am honored to have the AAA Fund standing alongside me in this fight,” Ladjevardian said. “As the first Iranian-American to ever serve in Congress, I will fight to guarantee the high quality, affordable health care that our diverse Houston family so desperately needs. With the support of our ever-growing AAPI community, we’re one step closer to flipping this seat.”

“Sima Ladjevardian is the right congressional candidate for this moment and this community,” AAA Endorsements Co-Chair Irene Natividad said. “She has a long record of bringing people of different creeds and backgrounds together all across Houston, and she will always ensure the safety of her constituents with high quality, affordable health care. That's why the Asian American Action Fund wholeheartedly supports Sima’s candidacy. She will be a welcome addition in the halls of Congress.”

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Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.

Sima has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julian Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.

Asian American Action Fund Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for TX-02