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Jack Burkman

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Occupation  Political consultant
Name  Jack Burkman

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Jack Burkman is an American political consultant and the president of Burkman Associates, LLC. Burkman drew significant media attention for organizing a protest against the Dallas Cowboys NFL football team after it signed Michael Sam, an openly gay football player to its practice squad. He is the host of the radio show Behind the Curtain on Radio America.


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Early life

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Burkman was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


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Burkman was educated at Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned a law degree. He is a Republican Party lobbyist.

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In February 2014, Burkman claimed to be working on legislation that would prohibit openly gay players in the NFL.

In June 2016, Burkman held an event called "Lobbyist for Trump" and invited all major lobbyists of Washington, D.C. to help raise money for Donald Trump's presidential campaign. In July 2016, Burkman helped fundraising for Free the Delegates, an anti-Trump effort to change the delegate rules for the 2016 Republican National Convention.

American Decency

Burkman heads the organization American Decency, a conservative organization that claims to have 3.62 million members. The organization drew media attention when Burkman announced plans to protest the Dallas Cowboys signing of Michael Sam, stating "We cannot just stand idly by as Christian values and morals are trampled. We will do whatever we can to preserve family values in this country."


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