Sima Ladjevardian Raises $100K+ in 24 Hours Since Crenshaw’s RNC Speech
HOUSTON, Texas -- In the 24 hours since Washington sellout Congressman Dan Crenshaw’s RNC speech, his Democratic challenger Sima Ladjevardian has raised more than $100,000 from nearly 2,000 new grassroots supporters.
In response, Ladjevardian campaign spokesman Dan Gottlieb issued the following statement:
“Our campaign received a surge in support from Americans who are fed up with Dan Crenshaw’s nationally-televised con jobs. This massive one-day fundraising haul shows Sima Ladjevardian is building momentum, enthusiasm, and a broad coalition of engaged supporters who are ready to protect our health care and unseat Congressman Dan Crenshaw. Congressman Crenshaw went to Washington and transformed himself into a special-interest funded sellout and left the people of Houston behind. In less than 24 hours, this grassroots movement consisting of thousands of donors grew our campaign war chest and sent a strong message to the congressman: Dan has a race on his hands, and he better get ready.”
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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, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Human Rights Campaign, NewDems Action Fund, 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.