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Arianna Wilkerson

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Arianna Wilkerson works in government relations at The Heartland Institute.

Arianna Wilkerson is the government relations coordinator 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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September 21, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Nurse practitioners are well-trained, well-educated medical professionals that can alleviate the growing shortage of primary care doctors nationwide.
September 14, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Support for universal school choice grows as a startling number of parents fear for their children’s safety at their local district school. State legislators should consider adopting Child Safety Accounts.
September 7, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Billions of dollars annually are spent on prescription medicines. The use of generic and biosimilar drugs in lieu of brand-name drugs can dramatically decrease prescription drug prices.
August 24, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
National Employee Freedom Week is a national coalition of more than 100 partners that advocate for pro-worker freedom reforms.
June 23, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson, Lennie Jarratt
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
June 7, 2018
By Lennie Jarratt, Arianna Wilkerson
To reduce school violence, we must address its actual cause.
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.”
May 15, 2018
By Arianna Wilkerson
Left-wing advocates of expanding government say efforts to repeal occupational licensing laws are an attack on public safety.

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