NewDem Action Fund Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02
August 13, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by the New Democrat Coalition Action Fund — a political action committee that helps re-elect House NewDems and elect new, like-minded leaders who will bring the people’s agenda to Congress.
“I am honored to have NewDem Action Fund standing with me in this fight for Houston’s health care,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “In Congress, my agenda will be Houston’s agenda. We need to expand access to quality, affordable care, build an economy that works for everyone, and fund an education system that ensures equality of opportunity for our low-income students and communities of color. With NewDem Action Fund behind us, our movement is one step closer to ousting Dan Crenshaw and his corporate special interests from office.”
“Sima will be a voice for progress and bipartisanship,” NewDem Action Fund Chair Congressman Ami Bera, said. “We need that now more than ever in Congress. With so much economic uncertainty, Texas families deserve a representative like Sima who will put their needs first.”
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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, 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.