Person

Alexandria Bratton

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

Program Manager at Virginia Civic Engagement Table

Alexandria Bratton is a liberal political activist in the state of Virginia focusing on ethnic representation and Census issues. She is presently a program manager for the Virginia Civic Engagement Table.

Career

Alexandria Bratton is currently the program manager of the Virginia Civic Engagement Table (VCET), a non-profit organization that seeks to support and integrate left-progressive advocacy groups in the state of Virginia. [1]

Working with partners like the Virginia Progressive Leadership Project, Bratton is involved with VCET’s annual Advocacy Training, which connects progressive activists in Virginia. [2]

Bratton was a participant in the 2019 Policy Summit, hosted by the liberal think tank Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, where she co-led a session called “Demographic Change, the 2020 Census, and Implications for Fair Representation and Funding.” [3]

Bratton is involved in CVET’s Virginia Counts Coalition, a group of partner organizations developed to support “hard to count” areas of Virginia for the 2020 Census. As a partner of CVET, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy co-hosted a 2020 Census Community Townhall in 2019, where Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) announced that he would shift $1.5 million from Virginia’s Economic Contingency Fund to support Virginia’s 2020 Census count. [4]

Bratton has formerly been critical of Governor Northam and his support of a 2019 tax relief deal, which would provide tax rebates to Virginia residents. Bratton claims that the tax deal would cut funding to support the 2020 census, and believes that a “representative census is critical to advance racial equity in Virginia.” [5]

Bratton has long been involved with the political process, and is a former community organizer, with a focus on black voter engagement. [6]

References

  1. “About.” Virginia Civic Engagement Table. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://engageva.org/about/. ^
  2. “Advocacy Training.” Virginia Progressive Leadership Project. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://vaplp.org/events/2019/8/19/advocacy-training. ^
  3. “2019 Policy Summit.” The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, 2020. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.thecommonwealthinstitute.org/2019-policy-summit/. ^
  4. “2020 Census Outreach Ramps Up in Greater Prince William Area.” Virginia Interfaith Center, July 24, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.virginiainterfaithcenter.org/2020-census-outreach-ramps-up-in-greater-prince-william-area/. ^
  5. Holter, Emily. “Critics Say Tax Relief Legislation Would Widen Racial Inequities.” WHSV, February 14, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Critics-say-tax-relief-legislation-would-widen-racial-inequities-505844051.html. ^
  6. “Bratton to Discuss the 2020 Census at March 20th Meeting.” Rappahannock Indivisible, March 18, 2019. Accessed January 29, 2020. https://www.rappahannockindivisible.org/post/2019/03/18/untitled. ^

Connected Organizations

  1. Virginia Civic Engagement Table (Non-profit)
    Program Manager
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