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

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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Fairfax County School Board Supports Collective Bargaining for Public Employees

With Democrats gaining control of both chambers of the General Assembly after last year’s elections, one of the be issues being considered this session is workers’ rights. A higher minimum wage looks to be well on its way to being … Continue reading

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At Fairfax Town Hall, Tulsi Gabbards Goes After Pelosi for Ripping Up Trump’s Speech

During a campaign rally yesterday evening in Fairfax, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard expressed her disappointment in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to tear up her copy of the State of the Union address Donald Trump delivered earlier this month. “I would not … Continue reading

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Danica Roem Speaks Out Against Using Stigmatizing Rhetoric

When I posted about the comments made by Richelle Wallace was making about transgender people, myself and several other people pointed out that nobody said you can’t have legitimate discussion about various issues being discussed by the General Assembly. Everybody … Continue reading

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Mayoral Candidate Richelle Wallace Spews Anti-Trans Rhetoric on Social Media

Local elected officials often have a significant amount of influence over how welcoming their communities are for the LGBT community and other groups who face discrimination. They not only help govern the locality, but can help promote a certain set … Continue reading

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Peaceful Crowd Holds Vigil Outside NRA Headquarters

There were an estimated 22,000 people from all over the country who swarmed into Richmond yesterday in order to express their opposition to commonsense reforms to end gun violence. Shortly after all of this wrapped up, however, a group of concerned … Continue reading

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Virginia Democrats Respond to Trump’s Iranian Airstrike

There’s been a lot of questions raised since news broke that Donald Trump launched an airstrike against Iran that killed Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani. While there doesn’t seem to be any doubt the Iranian general was a horrible man who … Continue reading

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