Sima Ladjevardian Endorsed by Mayor Sylvester Turner, Stacey Abrams, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, and More
October 2, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- In the past week, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian has garnered the endorsements of Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, former gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, the Texas Organizing Project, and the Way to Win PAC.
Mayor Sylvester Turner: “Sima, I want to thank you for your support to the city. Early on when we were in the midst of this crisis, you called me several times, you offered your support, you helped raise dollars for our Health Equity Response Team that focuses on underserved communities and were able to donate thousands of masks to that team. In the midst of this crisis, you were right there for the city of Houston. I know you know what it means to worry about health care. You’ve had to deal with it yourself. You’re a mother, you’re an immigrant, you understand the diversity of our city and how important it is. And so, you’ve been a great leader already. I know you will continue to be a great leader. And so on behalf of me to you, thank you Sima — for being right there when we needed you.”
Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis: “I’m asking you to support my friend Sima for Congress. The people of the 2nd Congressional District need a representative in Washington that will put people first. Sima is an immigrant who like many Houstonians, came here for an opportunity at the American Dream. She became a successful lawyer, mother of two, and small business owner all while overcoming breast cancer. She will fight to get us access to affordable health care and bring down prescription drug costs. That’s why Sima is who we need to get through this pandemic. Sima will not put politics before your health and safety. Give your community the voice they need in Congress. Give your community Sima by voting for her for the United States Congress.”
Stacey Abrams: “I am proud to endorse this diverse group of candidates up and down the ballot who will transform the South, expand economic opportunity and protect our health care. These changemakers will reflect the communities they serve, moving their states and our nation forward. Victory is within reach if we make our voices heard and our votes counted -- so let’s get it done.”
In response to this support, Sima Ladjevardian issued the following statement:
“With only 32 days left until Election Day, our grassroots movement is continuing to build momentum at the perfect time. I’m honored to have these public servants and organizations standing in my corner as we fight to protect our health care, our economy, and our democracy. I will always put your health and your safety above politics, and I’m ready to serve our families in the halls of Congress.”
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.