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Arianna Wilkerson

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awilkerson@heartland.org

Arianna Wilkerson works in government relations at The Heartland Institute.

Arianna Wilkerson is a state government relations manager at The Heartland Institute. A former Heartland intern, Wilkerson began her career in 2016 as the organization’s marketing coordinator before transferring to the government relations department in the summer of 2017.

Wilkerson is an Illinois native who received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Bellevue University in Nebraska.

Recent Articles and Publications

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March 8, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
A bill introduced in the Connecticut legislature would mandate climate change be taught to young children in government schools statewide.
March 1, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Heartland Institute has released a new policy brief that makes the case for expanding dental access through dental therapy, which is legal only in a handful of states.
February 27, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson, Lindsey Stroud
State Government Relations Manager Arianna Wilkerson submitted testimony to the House Economic Matters Committee, arguing against a proposal to raise the tobacco and vaping purchasing age to 21.
February 26, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
State Government Relations Manager Arianna Wilkerson testified in support of a bill that would require people to present photo identification before voting in elections.
February 22, 2019
By Arianna Wilkerson
Heartland will be at CPAC 2019! Come visit our booth and hear us speak on the main stage and in the breakout sessions.
June 23, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson, Lennie Jarratt
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
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June 7, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Arianna Wilkerson
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
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June 6, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Every five years Republicans and Democrats somehow reach across-the-aisle — however farfetched this may seem — to reauthorize the gargantuan “farm bill.”

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