Alison Friedman Combats Human Trafficking Through Supply Chain Transparency

Alison Friedman has spent her life working to combat injustice through nonprofit work and public policy. After receiving her B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University in 2001, Alison served as the Director of the San...


Alison Friedman Is Running for Congress in Virginia

“It’s a unicorn,” Alison Friedman’s 9-year-old daughter, Olivia, announced matter-of-factly after our introduction without missing a beat, tugging the hood of her white sweater over her shoulder to reveal what was, in fact, an attached unicorn...


Democratic women won big on election night

It could have been another day of mourning.

Instead, one year after the Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton lost the election, Democrats celebrated on Tuesday -- in large part because of the women voters who helped propel their...


Why Virginia Is a Warning for Republicans Nationwide

In 1994, the governor of California, Pete Wilson, a Republican, was facing a difficult reëlection campaign, until he embraced a statewide referendum that proposed banning undocumented immigrants from using many state services. The initiative...


After Virginia blowout, Comstock’s road to reelection grows steeper

One year. That’s how long Rep. Barbara Comstock has to figure out how to protect herself from her constituents’ disdain for President Trump, borne out by a blue wave across Virginia during Tuesday’s elections.

The only Northern Virginia...


Why One Congressional Primary Has Democrats Excited For 2018

Two Democrats vying for their party’s nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) in 2018 have raised a combined $700,000 this quarter, their campaigns said, an early indication that the race could be among the nation’s most expensive...


Two Democrats who want to challenge Comstock say they’ve raised big bucks

The Democratic Party has a good problem going into the 2018 midterms: Things are starting to feel a little crowded. Consider the jam-packed Democratic primary to unseat Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.), a longtime Democratic target who party...


Field of Democrats competing to challenge Comstock grows by two

Two more candidates have filed paperwork to compete for the Democratic nomination to challenge Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) next year.

Alison Kiehl Friedman, an expert in combating human trafficking, and Deep Sran, founder of the Loudoun...


The "Swamp" I Know

In the months of calls to "drain the swamp," we've covered the lifeblood of our democracy in mud.

If draining the swamp means addressing the outsized influence of lobbyists and insisting upon greater transparency and accountability, I am...

Join Us Today

Subscribe to receive updates and news