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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

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Claims Black Caucus Members Can’t Represent All Virginians

As today’s Juneteenth and many people are celebrating the anniversary of when slaves in Texas finally heard they were free, there are still some significant challenges facing communities of color. The fact that people are currently protesting the racism that … Continue reading

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Trump’s Use of Misinformation Has Dangerous Consequences for American Public

Donald Trump is trying to roll back his comments about how ingesting disinfectants could potentially cure the coronavirus and now claims he was simply being sarcastic, but his remarks were heard by millions of people and many people assume the … Continue reading

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Fairfax County Declares Local State of Emergency

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors held an emergency meeting in order to address the COVID-19 pandemic. During that meeting they passed a resolution declaring a local state of emergency. According to Chairman Jeff McKay, “this declaration streamlines and expedites … Continue reading

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Northam Announces Ban on Gatherings With More Than 100 People

In a conference call with reporters earlier today, Governor Ralph Northam announced a ban on gatherings with more than 100 people in Virginia. The announcement comes as 45 people have tested positive for COVID-19, but many people likely have the … Continue reading

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Rep. Gerry Connolly Calls Out Trump Administration for Politicizing Coronavirus

Over the course of the last several years, the Trump Administration has constantly tried to limit access to the healthcare system and is still filing lawsuits trying to challenge the Affordable Care Act. If the president is successful in his … Continue reading

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Northam Closes Schools Throughout Virginia

Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency yesterday in response to the coronavirus outbreak and today announced that all schools in Virginia will be closed for at least two weeks. Schools will be closed from Monday, March 16 through … Continue reading

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Video: Amy Klobuchar Discusses Foreign Policy at Rally in Falls Church, VA

With Virginia holding it’s primary on Super Tuesday, we’ve seen many of the presidential candidates making appearances in the Commonwealth. That includes Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who held a campaign rally at the State Theatre in Falls Church. The Senator covered … Continue reading

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Video: Pete Buttigieg Holds Rally in Arlington, VA

Pete Buttigieg held a campaign rally on the football field at Washington Liberty High School in Arlington, VA yesterday that was attended by almost 10,000 people. The line to get into the event was filled with extremely energetic people even … Continue reading

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Video: Del. Karrie Delaney Provides Legislative Update

While there are obviously a number of issues Virginia’s General Assembly is dealing with that have received a fair amount of media attention, attending legislative town hall meetings during session is a great way to learn about some of the … Continue reading

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Video: Sen. Dave Marsden Provides Update on Legislation to Help End Gun Violence

Measures to help end gun violence have been one of the biggest topics of discussion during this year’s session for Virginia’s General Assembly, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that it came up during a town hall forum that Del. … Continue reading

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