League of Conservation Voters Action Fund Endorses Sima Ladjevardian for TX-02
September 22, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, League of Conservation Voters Action Fund endorsed TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian in her run to unseat Congressman Dan Crenshaw.
“In a community that has endured the worst effects of flooding and climate change, I am proud to have the League of Conservation Voters standing with me in this fight,” Ladjevardian said. “The health of our climate and the health of our people go hand-in-hand, and we need leaders in Congress who are ready to take this environmental crisis seriously. From investing in clean energy infrastructure to reentering the Paris Climate Accord, we have a chance to safeguard our environment while creating reliable, high-quality jobs for our families. I want Houston to continue leading the way as the nation’s energy capital, and I look forward to being the advocate our community needs in the halls of Congress.”
“Sima Ladjevardian is a strong leader who has been an activist and advocate for her community for the past thirty years,” LCV Action Fund Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld said. “LCV Action Fund is proud to support Sima Ladjevardian for Congress because we know she will be a champion for all Texans and fight for climate justice, clean energy, and the protection of public lands.”
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, Foreign Policy for America, ASPIRE PAC, President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, 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.