Arn Pearson

Arn Pearson is the Executive Director of the Center for Media and Democracy. He previously served as the Vice President for Policy and Litigation at Common Cause.

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In Kansas, home to Koch Industries, AFP is still making the fight against expanded Medicaid a legislative priority. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Views
Friday, March 13, 2020
Despite Coronavirus Threat, Americans for Prosperity Still Leads Fight Against Medicaid Expansion
In opposing Medicaid expansion, Koch-funded organizations have increased the likelihood of the spread of the coronavirus in the U.S. Fourteen states have not expanded Medicaid as allowed under the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, and in many of those states the Koch-funded Americans for...
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Considered the “MVP” of the right-wing infrastructure built in the state over the past decade, WILL’s leaders and funders include many of Wisconsin’s heaviest Republican hitters and have collectively poured at least $12 million into the Wisconsin GOP and its candidates over the past two decades. (Photo: Creative Commons) Views
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Group Behind Wisconsin Voter Purge Lawsuit Has Strong GOP Ties
The efforts of the right-wing Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) to force the purge of hundreds of thousands of Wisconsin voters in advance of this year’s critical elections has garnered national attention and sparked a complex legal battle. The stakes in the case are high. WILL is...
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Thursday, April 06, 2017
Dark Justice: Neil Gorsuch and His Secret Big-Money Backers
Judge Neil Gorsuch played a masterful game of hide-the-ball during his confirmation hearings, deftly dodging scores of questions from senators to reveal as little as possible about his judicial leanings and positions on any of the critical legal issues facing the nation. “If I indicate my agreement...
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Why I Chose to Get Arrested in Defense of Our Democracy
On Monday, I joined hundreds of fellow citizens who were arrested as part of a non-violent act of civil disobedience on the steps of our U.S. Capitol. I stood with people of all ages and all walks of life as part of a growing movement to reclaim an America that guarantees the unimpeded right to...
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Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Flint Is a Casualty in the Right Wing's War on Local Democracy
How did an American city's water end up being poisoned with lead? This month's hearing in Congress about the crisis in Flint, Michigan shed more heat than light on the decisions that poisoned the water more than 100,000 residents rely on to drink and bathe, including nearly 30,000 children and...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The IRS Should Do More, Not Less, Scrutinizing of Political Groups
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