Sima Ladjevardian, Houston Democrats Slated to Welcome Dr. Jill Biden to Houston
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, at 5:30 pm CST, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian and a slate of Houston Democrats will welcome Dr. Jill Biden to Houston with a Early Vote Drive-In Rally at NRG Stadium. Ladjevardian will be joined by Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Congressman Sheila Jackson Lee, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, Congressman Al Green, and TX-22 Democratic nominee Sri Kulkarni.
The program is expected to begin at 5:30pm; however due to security protocols, doors will open at 3:00pm to ensure that everyone is able to safely enter the event.
WHAT: Sima Ladjevardian and Houston Dems join Dr. Jill Biden for GOTV Drive-In Rally
WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 5:30 pm CST
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, Texas Organizing Project, 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, Congresswoman Katie Porter, and Mayor Sylvester Turner.