Texas American Federation of Teachers Endorses Sima Ladjevardian
August 5, 2020
HOUSTON, Texas -- Today, the Texas American Federation of Teachers announced their support for TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian.
“As we fight to ensure the safety of our educators and our students this fall, I am honored to have the support of the Texas American Federation of Teachers," Sima Ladjevardian said. "Now more than ever, we need to fully fund our classrooms, fairly compensate our teachers, and provide emergency resources to enable school districts to create the safest learning environment possible. Our educators are pleading for elected officials who prioritize the health of Texas families, and this endorsement will go a long way in helping us replace Dan Crenshaw and his dangerous disinformation."
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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, 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.