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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Recent polling shows ALEC’s aggressive position on resuming commercial activity to be outside the mainstream of public opinion. (Photo: CC) Views
Friday, May 01, 2020
ALEC Leading Right-Wing Campaign to Reopen the Economy Despite COVID-19
Documents obtained by the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) show that a powerful corporate lobby front group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), is playing a leading role in the right-wing movement to push for early reopening of the economy amidst the coronavirus pandemic that has...
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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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Wednesday, August 14, 2019
ALEC Doubles Down on Trump, Corporate Agenda at Annual Meeting in Texas
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) meets this week in Austin, the capital of the Lone Star State, for its 46th Annual Meeting at the posh JW Marriott hotel. State legislators and corporate lobbyists will again gather to draft and vote on model bills and resolutions for lawmakers to...
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Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Trump Team, ALEC, Koch Industries Debate Gerrymandering the U.S. Senate in Denver
Now that GOP state legislators have control over 32 state legislatures (both chambers), thanks in large part to partisan gerrymandering, some extremists are preparing to use their clout to gerrymander the U.S. Senate. This week in Denver, July 19-21, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC...
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