Sima Ladjevardian and Family to Vote In-Person this Friday, 10/16
HOUSTON, Texas -- This Friday, October 16 at 8:00 am CT, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian will cast her ballot alongside her husband and children at the Metropolitan Multiservice Center on the first Friday of early voting in Texas.
Afterwards, she will host a media availability outside the polling place to highlight the importance of voting early and safely during the early voting period, which runs from October 13th to October 30th.
Ladjevardian and her family will be wearing masks and following social distancing practices as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WHAT: Sima Ladjevardian to Vote Early with Family and Host Media Availability
WHEN: Friday, October 16, 8:00 am CT
Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LODGE-uh-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.