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David Armiak

David Armiak is research director with the Center for Media and Democracy. David joined CMD in 2015, has conducted extensive investigations on dark money, corporate corruption, and right-wing networks, and is responsible for filing and analyzing hundreds of public records requests every year. David has a strong research interest in social movements and political power, and has delivered many talks on the subject. He has a Bachelor's degree in philosophy and anthropology from Boston University and a Master's degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

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More Staff Flee the Republican Attorneys General Association After It Doubles Down on Insurrection

The group and its members will be forever tied to the Jan. 6 insurrection, especially now that they have apparently doubled down on fanning the flames of Trump’s Big Lie.

David Armiak ·


Bradley Foundation Bankrolled Right-Wing Reopen Effort Despite Rising Coronavirus Cases

The political pressure generated by the lobbying and litigation efforts of Bradley-funded groups and President Trump led many states to prematurely roll back stay-at-home safety measures and reopen businesses.

David Armiak ·


Bradley Spent Millions on Voter Suppression, Union Busters, Climate Deniers, and Right-Wing Media in 2019

As part of Bradley’s strategic vision, it invests in groups to defund and dismantle unions, to fuel a web of climate change deniers, and to prop up right-wing media.

David Armiak ·


ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19

ALEC is attempting to use the national crisis to leverage movement on its pro-corporate policy agenda. 

David Armiak ·


Group Behind Wisconsin Voter Purge Lawsuit Has Strong GOP Ties

This case has thrust Wisconsin to the forefront in this year’s voter suppression wars and reflects a larger Republican strategy to tilt the playing field by making it harder for low-income, student, and minority citizens to vote.

David Armiak ·


ALEC Doubles Down on Trump, Corporate Agenda at Annual Meeting in Texas

The corporate lobby group and right-wing 'model legislation' factory is back

David Armiak ·


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