Houston GLBT Political Caucus Endorses Sima Ladjevardian
August 3, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- This weekend, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by the Houston GLBT Political Caucus — the largest GLBT political organization in the city of Houston and Harris County. In response, Ladjevardian issued the following statement:
“I’m proud to have earned the Houston GLBT Political Caucus’ support in this fight for the health of our diverse home. We need to keep fighting until equality is the expectation for our LGBTQ+ community — not the exception. While Congressman Dan Crenshaw shamelessly voted against the Equality Act and supported the Trump administration’s dismantling of health care protections for LGBTQ+ Americans, this community suffered. As your congresswoman, I’ll fight until every LGBTQ+ Texan has equal protection under the law and access to the quality, affordable health care they deserve.”
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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 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, 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.