EMILY’s List Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02

June 25, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevaridian was endorsed by EMILY’s List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics.

“I am honored to have the powerful women of EMILY’s List standing alongside me in this fight,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “As the first Iranian-American to serve in Congress and the first woman to represent this district, I will fight to guarantee the high quality, affordable health care that our Houston family desperately needs. With the support of EMILY’s List, we’re one step closer to flipping this seat and mending Dan Crenshaw’s broken health care promises.”

“Sima Ladjevardian is a tireless activist and champion for Texas working families, and EMILY’s List is thrilled to endorse her campaign for Congress,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said. “An Iranian-American immigrant and breast cancer survivor, Sima knows firsthand the importance of protecting and expanding access to health care, education, and economic opportunity. She has spent her career fighting for Texans as an attorney and as senior advisor for Beto O’Rourke’s U.S. Senate campaign, and now she’s fighting to represent the Lone Star State in Washington. When she turns this seat blue in November, Sima will be the first Iranian-American to serve in Congress and the first woman to represent her district, and EMILY’s List is proud to stand with her.”

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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.

EMILY’s List Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02