Senator Cory Booker Endorses Sima Ladjevardian to Flip TX-02
July 21, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian was endorsed by U.S. Senator Cory Booker.
“I am honored to have Senator Cory Booker standing with me in this fight,” Sima Ladjevardian said. “I’m ready to guarantee the high-quality, affordable health care that our families deserve alongside a true advocate for justice like Senator Booker. With his support, we're one step closer to kicking Congressman Crenshaw and his special interest donors out of office this November.”
"I am proud to support Sima Ladjevardian for Congress," Senator Cory Booker said. "As a breast cancer survivor and a small business owner, Sima understands that no one should have to choose between life-saving medication and putting food on the table. Sima will fight to expand our health care system, lower prescription drug costs, and protect those with pre-existing conditions. This nation needs the type of leadership that Sima represents, and I am so excited to stand with her as we continue our work to deliver equal justice for every American.”
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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, and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.