Brady Campaign Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02
September 3, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by the Brady Campaign — one of the largest nonprofit advocacy organizations in the United States committed to ending the epidemic of gun violence.
“I am honored to have the Brady Campaign standing with me in this fight for Houston’s families," Sima Ladjevardian said. "As Texas grapples with the one year anniversary of the El Paso mass shooting, corporate gun manufacturer profits should not take precedence over the lives of our constituents. This election gives us a chance to finally implement the common sense gun reforms our country so desperately needs while unseating the corporate gun lobby’s handpicked politician — Congressman Dan Crenshaw. With the endorsement of Brady Campaign, we are one step closer to kicking Crenshaw out of office and building a safer future for our children in the halls of Congress."
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 added to DCCC’s Red to Blue Program and endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, AAA Fund, Emgage PAC, Giffords PAC, Brady PAC, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, NewDems Action Fund, Texas American Federation of Teachers, Foreign Policy for America, ASPIRE PAC, President Barack Obama, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julían Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.