Ladjevardian Campaign Statement on Crenshaw’s RNC Speech

August 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- In response to Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s remarks at the RNC, Sima for Texas spokesman Dan Gottlieb issued the following statement:

“Tonight we saw the same old Dan Crenshaw con job that we’ve come to expect, with plenty of noticeable omissions. The Dan Crenshaw on TV delivers lines about honoring heroes, while behind closed doors the real Dan Crenshaw trashes a Purple Heart recipient who lost both her legs, saying she believes in the ‘destruction of America.’ The real Dan Crenshaw received a letter from a bipartisan group of 100+ Houston doctors who pleaded with him to stop spreading dangerous disinformation about the pandemic. The real Dan Crenshaw referred to the USPS slowdown as a ‘conspiracy theory.’ while veterans are still waiting for life-saving medicines in the mail.

If it’s not clear by now, let’s make it plain: Congressman Crenshaw will do and say anything to advance his special interest-funded agenda, and this community has had enough of his shameless political games.”

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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, Brady PAC, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, NewDems Action Fund, Texas American Federation of Teachers, 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.

Ladjevardian Campaign Statement on Crenshaw’s RNC Speech