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About Bryan 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.

It’s a day late, but Happy Thanksgiving

I know it’s a day late, but I spent yesterday traveling up to Philly to visit family (a six hour roundtrip) and wanted to make the most of the day while there. I therefore wanted to take some time today … Continue reading

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County Level Races Starting to Take Shape for 2019

We’re continuing to see new developments in local races as John Cook has announced that he won’t seek another term representing the Braddock District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. Cook was first elected back in 2009 in a … Continue reading

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Gerry Connolly Delivers Weekly Democratic Address

Rep. Gerry Connolly delivered the Weekly Democratic Address today and highlighted the recent midterm elections and some of the issues Democrats will be focusing on in the upcoming Congress. You can watch the video below and read the full transcript … Continue reading

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Northam Removes Critics of Atlantic Coast Pipeline from Air Pollution Control Board

In a move that has raised a lot of concerns from the general public, Governor Ralph Northam has removed two people from the state Air Pollution Control Board. Both board members, Sam Bleicher and Rebecca Rubin, had expressed concern over … Continue reading

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David Toscano to Resign as Democratic Leader in House of Delegates

As a lot of attention on the national level is being devoted to the discussion surrounding Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives, it looks like we have a localized version of that debate happening here in Virginia. Ben Tribbett … Continue reading

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A Step Towards Progress in Loudoun County

On the second Tuesday of every month for about two years, members of Equality Loudoun have attended the Loudoun County School Board meetings and urged the board to include sexual orientation and gender identity in the school system’s non-discrimination policy. … Continue reading

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Kenny Boddye’s Running for the Prince William Board of Supervisors

I’ve been involved in politics here in Virginia since my days at George Mason University and quickly learned campaigns for local office don’t receive nearly the same attention as those for Congress or even the state General Assembly. That’s a … Continue reading

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I Support Charlotte McConnell for Senate

Since Virginia holds its state and local elections in odd numbered years, volunteers and those of us who work in politics are constantly having to turn around and look towards the next election. There’s simply no rest for the weary. … Continue reading

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My Experience Serving as an Election Officer

As some of you might already know, I served as an election officer during yesterday’s election. This was a new role to me as I’ve been handing out sample ballots or participating in last minute GOTV efforts for Democratic candidates … Continue reading

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House Spends $40,000 On Special Session to Redraw Legislative Districts

There’s a moral cost when our elected officials prevent fair legislative districts from being created, but it turns out there’s a financial cost as well. According to a report by Marie Albiges of the Daily Press, the special session called … Continue reading

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