Sima Ladjevardian Hosts Virtual Town Hall with Rep. Sylvia Garcia
August 13, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Wednesday, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian hosted a virtual town hall with her friend Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) to discuss the pandemic’s toll on Houston’s Latino community, congressional action needed to address this crisis, sexual assault in the miltary, and the accountability missing from our politics.
“I am honored to be joined by my friend, the one and only La Congresista, Rep. Sylvia Garcia. Sima Ladjevardian said. “As women — and as women of color — we have a responsibility to speak up when we see something wrong. For so long, we’ve been told our voices don’t matter, our concerns are not valid, and our pains are to be expected. But we have to stop that expectation from top down, from the Pentagon to Congress and the barracks to the White House. I know you’re doing that, Sylvia, and I can’t wait to get to Washington to fight alongside you for the reform we need.”
“That’s why we need you Sima,” Rep. Sylvia Garcia responded. “You understand these issues.”
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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.