Congresswoman Katie Porter Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02
July 23, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by U.S. Congresswoman Katie Porter and her Truth to Power PAC.
“I am honored to have Congresswoman Katie Porter standing with me in this fight,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “I cannot wait to work alongside her in the halls of Congress to guarantee the high quality, affordable health care that Houston families deserve. With the support of a powerful changemaker like Congresswoman Porter, we’re one step closer to flipping this seat and kicking Dan Crenshaw and his drug lobby funders out of office.”
“I am so proud to endorse Sima Ladjevardian for Congress,” Congresswoman Katie Porter said. “As a mom, cancer survivor, and lawyer, Sima is a true fighter ready to represent Texans in Congress. She understands firsthand the importance of protecting and expanding access to healthcare, education, and economic opportunities.”
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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, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, and Congresswoman Katie Porter.