Sima Ladjevardian on KPRC2 Houston Newsmakers
September 7, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- On Sunday, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian appeared on KPRC2’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. They discussed the urgent health care needs of her community, Dan Crenshaw’s COVID-19 disinformation, and the path to victory this November.
“I’ve been in Houston for the past thirty years, and I am running to make sure that every opportunity that was afforded to me is afforded to our families," Ladjevardian said. "People are hurting, and I’m here to represent them. I will give them facts, I will listen to science, and I’ll make sure to protect all their interests regardless of what their beliefs are. Health care, jobs, and better education, a better future. That’s what our community needs, and that’s what I’ll advocate for in 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, 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.