Author Archives: Bryan J. Scrafford

About Bryan J. Scrafford

Bryan Scrafford is a community organizer based in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Since first becoming involved in Virginia politics during his college days at George Mason University, Scrafford has been a fierce advocate for LGBT equality, economic justice, and other progressive causes. He's involved in several community organizations, including being the state director for Americans for Democratic Action.

Gerry Connolly on Trump Agreeing to End Shutdown

While it might only be an agreement that funds the government for three weeks and Trump has already threatened another shutdown if he doesn’t get his way on funding for a wall, it looks like the longest federal shutdown in … Continue reading

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Gerry Connolly Named Chairman of Important Subcommittee

With the Democrats taking over the majority in the House of Representatives, members of Virginia’s Congressional delegation have become more powerful. Gerry Connolly, for instance, was named Chairman of the powerful House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations earlier … Continue reading

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Jennifer Carroll Foy Passionately Speaks About Need for ERA

Yesterday, I highlighted how Sen. Dick Black claimed Virginia shouldn’t ratify the Equal Rights Amendment because women aren’t strong enough mentally or physically to serve in the military. In stark contrast, Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy took to the House floor … Continue reading

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ERA Passes Virginia Senate Despite Dick Black’s Absurd Claims

As I pointed out when he announced he’d be retiring at the end of his current term, I ashamed to admit that my state senator is Dick Black. He’s arguably the most conservative member of the senate and has a … Continue reading

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In Depth Breakdown of Jennifer Boysko’s Victory

With Jennifer Wexton now in the House of Representatives, there was a special election to fill her old seat in the state senate. Most political analysts would say it’s a “safe Democrat” one, but you never know what can happen … Continue reading

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Ryan McElveen Launches Campaign For Chair of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

As 2019 has arrived, more and more attention is being devoted to the state and local races we have this year in Virginia. In Fairfax, Sharon Bulova recently announced she won’t be seeking another term as Chair of the Board … Continue reading

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Jennifer Wexton Displays Trans Flag Outside Office

If you’ve ever visited one of the House Office Buildings, you’ve probably noticed the flags outside Congressional offices. Most offices include the American flag and the flag of their home states, but some also add flags of something they truly … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show

Sen. Elizabeth Warren was on the Rachel Maddow show earlier this week and, not too surprisingly, she focused on economic populism while going after big banks and big pharmaceutical companies that have taken advantage of the general public. Even the … Continue reading

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Sen. Dick Black to Retire At End of Term

In a tweet sent out yesterday morning, Sen. Dick Black (R-13) confirmed that he will not be seeking reelection this year and will retire at the end of his term. Black is perhaps most well known on the national level … Continue reading

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2019 Candidates Start Gathering Petition Signatures

Although it really doesn’t mean much to the general public, one of the big things among political activists in Virginia is the process of gathering petition signatures to get a candidate’s name on the ballot. The amount of required signatures … Continue reading

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