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  • Congressional hopeful defined by freedom

    11/06/2013 1:52:57 PM PST · by go_tom · 1 replies
    CalWatchdog ^ | Oct 21, 2013 | Katy Grimes
    SACRAMENTO — Having faith in freedom, Igor Birman is hoping voters “hire” him for Congress. “I’m here on a job interview asking you to hire me,” Birman tells voters he meets. Birman, a Russian Jewish Immigrant and Republican, announced in September he is running for Congress against Rep. Ami Bera, a Democrat from Congressional District 7. At 32, Birman has a unique ability to reach young and ethnic voters who historically have been wooed by Democrats. At a Sacramento coffee shop, he sat down to talk to me. “I was defined by freedom,” Birman said when we met this week....
  • More Republicans Poised to Run Against Freshman Ami Bera

    08/23/2013 1:50:29 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 8/23/2013 | Emily Cahn
    The Republican field in California’s competitive 7th District is poised to grow after Labor Day, with two prospective candidates planning to make announcements about the race. Former Rep. Doug Ose, a Republican who represented a large portion of the redrawn 7th District from 1999 until 2005, is expected to make an announcement on his plans for the race after Labor Day, according to a source close to Ose’s campaign. The source would not confirm whether Ose plans to run, but other operatives in the Golden State say Ose is likely to enter the race. Another Republican, Igor Birman, who currently...
  • America Still The Shining City On A Hill: GOP Must Not Abandon Its Principles

    12/13/2012 4:22:30 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2012 | Igor Birman
    What possibly could inspire someone to leave behind the comfort and familiarity of home and the warmth of friends and relatives to seek the unknown alone in a foreign land? It’s a question Republicans should ask as a panicked posse presses us to leave behind our principles in order to appeal to the growing immigrant vote. Here’s a hint: The motivation is not a longing for big government. I arrived in the United States as a refugee from Russia in 1994 with my family, a few bags and a dream of life in liberty. After Russian police had torn apart...
  • On The Importance Of Our Founding Principles: A Speech To Hillsdale College Major Donors

    10/10/2011 5:51:02 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 5 replies
    Klamath in Crisis ^ | 10/10/11 | Igor Birman
    Thank you for your invitation to be here today and I am very honored that you should ask me not only to join you in the observance of Constitution Week, but also permit me to express my respect and admiration for Hillsdale College and to thank each of you for everything you have done to make their tireless efforts possible. Now, I confess that I am not able to call myself a Hillsdale graduate nor can I lay claim to any formal affiliation with you. But, nonetheless, I come here as a very great beneficiary of your commitment to the...
  • The Greedy Hand of Government (RNC Delegate's journal)

    08/31/2004 9:05:24 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 4 replies · 214+ views
    igorbirman.com ^ | August 31, 2004 | Igor Birman
    The Greedy Hand of Government As I was waiting to ring the NASDAQ opening bell on Monday with Congressman Dreier and several other members of the California delegation, I realized that only in America could an honor of this magnitude be bestowed upon me. Indeed, we are fortunate enough to live in a country where if someone is willing to invest hard work into the pursuit of his objectives, there is no limit to what he can achieve. Our free market system epitomizes the nature of America as the land of opportunity. The freedom to make deals with others without...
  • Updates from RNC

    08/22/2004 4:04:43 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 3 replies · 223+ views
    self ^ | 8-22-04 | self
    Hi All, I will be providing updates from the Republican National Convention on my website at http://www.igorbirman.comFeel free to contact me during the Convention with questions, etc. I am a member of the California delegation.
  • UC Davis Grad to Represent California at RNC

    07/12/2004 11:09:11 AM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 2 replies · 291+ views
    The California Aggie | July 12, 2004 | Angela Pang
    Birman to represent California at RNC UCD alum one of 343 state delegates at Republican National Convention By ANGELA PANG Born in the Soviet Union, UCD alumnus Igor Birman immigrated to the United States as a refugee with his family when he was 11 years old. His passion and enthusiasm for American politics sprouted from a life-altering experience. "Life in the Soviet Union with its dictatorship, in contrast with the liberty of United States, has really opened my eyes to what a free country is all about," Birman said. "I want to do my utmost to make sure that the...
  • Calif. GOP Resolution to honor President Reagan

    06/30/2004 4:33:11 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 3 replies · 195+ views
    self | 6-30-2004 | self
    AUGUST 2004 CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION RESOLUTION #1 SPONSORED BY: HON. TOM MCCLINTOCK, HON. JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, HON. RICO OLLER Co-Sponsored by: IGOR BIRMAN, CHRISTOPHER MAYS, JONATHAN HUEY Honoring the memory of President Ronald Wilson Reagan.WHEREAS, Ronald Wilson Reagan was twice elected to hold the office of President of the United States by overwhelming margins; and WHEREAS, President Reagan’s unshakable determination to roll back the Soviet expansion of the 1970’s, despite constant criticism from friends and foes alike, ultimately led to destruction of the Iron Curtain, the demise of the Soviet Union, and an end to the threat of global...
  • Reclaiming Our College Campuses: Text of Remarks at FreedomFest

    05/16/2004 6:15:30 PM PDT · by calif_reaganite · 8 replies · 294+ views
    Igor Birman/Freedomfest | 5-14-04 | Igor Birman
    Good afternoon. First off, allow me to extend my gratitude to Young America’s Foundation for inviting me to speak. The foundation is truly a beacon of support and inspiration, and altogether an indispensable resource and ally for those who are fighting in the trenches against college leftism to preserve and advance our conservative values. I am profoundly honored to be here. Ever since the election of President Ronald Reagan, conservative values have been on the upswing in America. Faced with Ronald Reagan’s unyielding leadership and the unprecedented commitment of the United States to strong national defense, the Soviet Union -...
  • Update: Fired Columnist Wins Lawsuit

    03/07/2003 9:52:52 AM PST · by calif_reaganite · 32 replies · 397+ views
    Self | March 6, 2003 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MARCH 6, 2003 Contact: Christopher Mays 530-902-4444 Fired Conservative Columnist Wins Lawsuit; Editor-in-Chief Admits Guilt Davis — Fired conservative columnist, Igor Birman, was awarded $583.33 in lost wages by the Yolo County Small Claims Court, after Fitzgerald Vo, his former employer and editor-in-chief of The California Aggie admitted breaching Birman's contract. After a Court-requested mediation session, Vo acknowledged that Birman's dismissal on New Year's Day of 2003 was in violation of the terms of the employment contract that both sides signed in October 2002. Birman was then awarded the full amount of damages sought from the Aggie....
  • Fired Conservative Columnist Sues Campus Newspaper (follow-up)

    01/21/2003 9:03:16 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 21 replies · 359+ views
    self | January 21, 2003 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 21, 2003 Contact: Christopher Mays 530-757-2371 Fired Conservative Columnist Sues Campus Newspaper Davis — Fired conservative columnist Igor Birman filed a small claims case today with the Yolo County Superior Court against his former employer, The California Aggie and its editor-in-chief, Fitzgerald Vo, alleging breach of contract and wrongful termination. Birman was dismissed from his position as the sole conservative columnist at the Aggie on January 1, 2003, by Fitzgerald Vo, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his termination notice, Vo cited Birman’s “tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes”...
  • Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist

    01/01/2003 9:33:59 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 59 replies · 858+ views
    self | 1/1/03 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: IGOR BIRMAN JANUARY 1, 2003 Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist DAVIS – In yet another attack on freedom of thought on college campuses, The California Aggie – a campus newspaper at the University of California, Davis has fired Igor Birman – its only conservative columnist, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his email announcing Birman’s dismissal, Fitzgerald Vo, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief cited “a tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes” as the reason for the columnist’s firing. Birman’s column, The Right Stuff, provided the campus community with conservative commentary,...
  • Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist

    01/01/2003 8:48:07 PM PST · by calif_reaganite · 6 replies · 611+ views
    self | 1/1/03 | Igor Birman
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: IGOR BIRMAN JANUARY 1, 2003 Campus Newspaper Fires Sole Conservative Columnist DAVIS – In yet another attack on freedom of thought on college campuses, The California Aggie – a campus newspaper at the University of California, Davis has fired Igor Birman – its only conservative columnist, despite a contract lasting until the end of June 2003. In his email announcing Birman’s dismissal, Fitzgerald Vo, the newspaper’s editor-in-chief cited “a tendency to enrage members of the opposing causes” as the reason for the columnist’s firing. Birman’s column, The Right Stuff, provided the campus community with conservative commentary,...