Author Archives: Bryan J. Scrafford

About Bryan J. Scrafford

Bryan Scrafford grew up in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC and stayed in the region for both college and his professional life. An avid baseball and hockey fan, Bryan's also involved with several advocacy organizations fighting for economic justice, LGBT rights, and other issues. You can follow him on twitter at @bscrafford and Instagram at @bjscrafford

Chasten Buttigieg Calls Out Trump’s Bigotry and Homophobia

Mayor Pete might have excited a lot of people during his presidential campaign, but his husband was actually a huge draw as well for many folks. Chasten Buttigieg is a school teacher who would frequently headline major events for Pete … Continue reading

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Sean Perryman Considering Bid for Lt. Governor

While I support Hala Ayala for Lt. Governor, there have been a number of people who have expressed interest in the position who I believe would make excellent candidates. Elizabeth Guzman, for instance, is a strong progressive who represents parts … Continue reading

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Circuit Court Judge Upholds Background Check Legislation

A circuit court judge has upheld a new law passed this year requiring background checks on all gun sales in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The legislation was already a compromise with folks who oppose reasonable reforms to help end gun … Continue reading

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Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy Speaks At Black Lives Matter Rally (With Recording)

A little over 100 people gathered at South County High School in Lorton yesterday to participate in a rally for the empowerment of black women. As speakers from a variety of walks of life spoke, it was powerful how many … Continue reading

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GOP Candidate Bob Good Says Systematic Racism Doesn’t Exist

Bob Good, the Republican nominee in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, won the nomination largely because he repeatedly bashed his opponent for participating in the wedding ceremony of two male staffers. He’s now continued to show his ignorance by claiming systemic … Continue reading

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Loudoun County To Remove Confederate Monument

With the national conversation surrounding statues that glorify white supremacists who led armies against the United States because they wanted to buy and sell black people, Loudoun County has received some attention as it plans to remove a statue from … Continue reading

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Laura Ingraham Attacks Fairfax County Public Schools

After Betsy DeVos has repeatedly attacked Fairfax County Public Schools recently, Laura Ingraham of Fox News took to the airwaves yesterday to spew all sorts of nonsense about the school system. Among other things, she claimed “Black Lives Matters zealots … Continue reading

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School Board Members Deserve More Respect

I imagine many of you have seen Karen Keys-Gamarra’s post on Blue Virginia about how she had someone hurl racial slurs at her during a virtual meeting of a local Democratic Committee, but I wanted to mention it here since … Continue reading

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Dominion Energy Cancels Atlantic Coast Pipeline

In a statement released over the weekend, Dominion Energy “announced the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (“ACP”) due to ongoing delays and increasing cost uncertainty which threaten the economic viability of the project.” They added that “recent developments have … Continue reading

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Amanda Chase Attends Rally With White Supremacists

In case there was any doubt about whether or not Amanda Chase was going after the vote of white supremacists after she said a member of the legislative black caucus couldn’t possibly represent all Virginians, she spent the Fourth of … Continue reading

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