Giffords PAC Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02

July 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by Giffords PAC, the gun violence prevention organization founded by former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

“I am honored to have the support of Giffords PAC in the effort to end gun violence,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “Far too many Houston families know the heartbreak of gun violence, and preventing these needless deaths is more important than partisan politics. In Congress I will prioritize our community’s safety, push for universal background checks, and fight to close the boyfriend loophole, which allows domestic abusers and stalkers to access firearms. With Giffords PAC on our side, we’re one step closer to kicking Dan Crenshaw and his corporate gun lobby donors out of office.”

“Sima is ready to make history by bringing a new voice to the halls of power,” former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords said. “She has the courage and ideas needed to grow our gun safety majority in the House of Representatives. Sima has proven she has what it takes to fight the gun lobby and deliver for her community that wants to see progress in the fight to save lives. Giffords is proud to endorse Sima Ladjevardian and to work with her to end gun violence in America.”

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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.

Giffords PAC Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02