Sima Ladjevardian to Host Discussion with Texas American Federation of Teachers

September 1, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Wednesday, September 2 at 6:00 PM CT, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian will host a Facebook Live discussion with members of the Texas American Federation of Teachers about school reopening plans, the educational equity gap, and the tough decisions Houston families are facing in the age of COVID-19.

The panel will include:

  • Daniel Santos, HISD teacher & Houston Federation of Teachers Board Member

  • Kathleen Holder, Spring Branch ISD teacher & Houston Federation of Teachers Member

  • Diana Alexander, Educational diagnostician & Cy-Fair AFT member

WHAT: Virtual Discussion with Sima Ladjevardian and the Texas American Federation of Teachers

WHEN: Wednesday September 2, 6:00 PM CT



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, 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.

Sima Ladjevardian to Host Discussion with Texas American Federation of Teachers