Articles written by: Matt Lamour

Matt Lamour is a freelance writer, social media manager, novelist, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist. When he's not writing or working on some sort of creative project, he spends his time with his cats, his wife, and his video games.

Demand A Wealth Tax to Stop Tax Dodgers Like Trump

Recent leaks suggest that Donald Trump has paid no taxes at all in ten out of the last fifteen years, and that one year he paid only $750 dollars. This is unacceptable and needs to stop. Demand a wealth tax now so that the richest Americans are forced to pay their fair share.

Demand Trump Supports USPS Effort to Get Masks to All Americans

The U,S, Postal Service had a plan in place to send masks to every address in the country, but the Trump White House put a stop to it at the last minute. There’s no telling how many lives could have been saved if everyone had easy and free access to masks early in the pandemic. Demand that Trump reverse course and get all Americans their masks.

Support Barbados’ Independence From Britain

The Caribbean nation of Barbados is seeking full independence from Britain with a movement to become a republic. In order to help the world leave behind the shadow of colonialism, urge the British government to support Barbados’ self-determination movement.

Congresswoman Omar: Apologize for Blatant Ableism

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar tweeted an ableist insult towards President Donald Trump, an unnecessary offense to all physically disabled people. There are a million things to criticize about Trump, none of which involve his physicality. Demand an apology from Omar for her dehumanizing remark.

Trump: Stop Fighting to Let Employers Steal From Their Workers

The Trump administration tried and failed to take away employees’ right to sue major corporations when their wages go unpaid. Demand that Trump stops attempting to make life harder on working class Americans.

Demand Trump’s Resignation for Disparaging American Troops

President Donald Trump has blatantly disrespected the memories of fallen soldiers, as well as insulted veterans wounded in battle. He has to go. Demand that he resign from his position and allow America to move beyond his cruelty.

Demand That MSNBC Host Joy Reid Apologize for Blatant Islamophobia

MSNBC host Joy Reid owes a serious apology to the Muslim community after equating being Muslim with being violent on TV. This kind of casual Islamophobia cannot be allowed to continue. Demand an apology from Joy Reid.

Stop Playing Political Games With the Right to Choose

Republicans led by Senator Ted Cruz are trying to force the Food and Drug Administration to ban the so-called “abortion pill,” despite all testing proving it to be a safe method of inducing miscarriage. Demand that the FDA stand up to Cruz and protect people’s right to choose.

Stop Allowing Protesters of All Political Affiliations to Carry Firearms

Violence continues to erupt at protests around the US in no small part because protestors and counter-protestors are allowed to show up with firearms. There is no place for deadly weapons at peaceful marches. Demand that lawmakers make these events a no-guns zone.

Trump: Cancel Visit That Would Perpetuate Violence Towards Black Lives Matter Protesters

President Donald Trump plans to visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, the site of widespread protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Local officials are begging Trump not to visit, and yet he insists on coming and undoubtedly creating more chaos. Demand that Trump stays in Washington.

Federally Recognize Hundreds of Disenfranchised Native American Tribes

Native Americans in the United States have been consistently left behind, including hundreds of tribes that as of right now are not federally recognized by the government. In many cases this is in spite of treaties that should be granting them tribal status. Demand justice for the unrecognized Native American tribes.

Release Nonviolent Criminals to Reduce Spread of COVID-19 in Prisons

The prison system in the United States has become a hotbed of COVID-19, and something needs to be done to stop the rapid spread the virus. Demand that nonviolent criminals be either released or transferred to home arrest situations to stop more people from dying from this horrible illness.

Fire Baseball Announcer Caught Using Homophobic Slur

Cincinnati Reds broadcaster Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic using a homophobic slur. He gave a half-hearted apology shortly thereafter, but the only punishment he has received is a suspension. Demand that the Reds organization fires Brennaman and shows a no tolerance policy for hate speech.

Stop Racist Fearmongering Towards China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is stoking the flames of racism and bigotry by trying to paint Chinese people as the enemy of the United States. This brazen fearmongering is dangerous and reckless. Demand an immediate end to this xenophobia.

Demand the Resignation of Corrupt Postmaster General

Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is actively working against the United States Postal Service to help President Donald Trump rig his re-election. As if that wasn’t enough, he has financial investments in UPS, a USPS competitor. This cannot be allowed to stand. Demand his immediate resignation.

Democrats: Stop Giving a Platform to Misogynist John Kasich

John Kasich, the Governor of Ohio who did massive harm to reproductive rights, was invited to speak at the Democratic National Convention. A man who blames women for their own rapes has no business at a Democratic gathering. Demand that those in charge of the convention stop enabling him.

Don’t Allow Census to Leave Behind Minority Communities

Minority communities across the country could lose billions of dollars in federal funding because of the potential incompletion of the United States Census. Something needs to be done to ensure that data collection isn’t stopped early. Demand that the country’s most at risk populations are counted.

Stop the Spread of COVID-19 by Pausing In-Person School Schedules

Hundreds of new cases of COVID-19 have already appeared because of the re-opening of in-person instruction in our schools. Demand that all schools in the United States switch to distance learning until the pandemic is over.

Don’t Undo Natives’ Rights to Govern Their Own Land

The Creek Nation of Oklahoma recently won a major victory in the Supreme Court to recognize the sovereignty of their land, but there is still a major threat looming to their rights to self-govern: Congress. Ensure that lawmakers won’t step on the rights of the Creek Nation and other Native Americans.

Rename High School Titled After Racist Governor

A public high school in Alabama is named after a former governor who openly used racial slurs. This needs to change. The time has come to stop memorializing old white racists. Demand that this school be renamed after someone of value.

Rename Bridge Named After Confederate Traitor to Honor Civil Rights Icon

The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Alabama is currently named after a senior officer in the Confederate Army, and this needs to change. The time of glorifying Confederate traitors needs to come to an end. Demand that the bridge is renamed to honor the life of congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis instead.

Don’t Let Millions of Americans Become Homeless Due to COVID-19

Millions of Americans may soon lose their homes because a moratorium on evictions is set to end very soon. With COVID-19 on the rise, many could die without the safety of shelter. Demand that the government ensure that people enduring economic hardship due to the pandemic will not lose their places to live.

Save America From Two-Party System Monopoly

Switching to preferential voting would allow the United States to finally do away with the two-party system. It would give third parties a far better chance of finding success and help keep Democratic and Republican candidates honest when they have legitimate challenges from both the left and right. Demand a revision to America’s antiquated voting practice.

Demand Resignation of Congressman Who Called AOC Misogynistic Slur

Representative Ted Yoho called Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a “f—- bitch” but has seen no punishment for his clear misogyny. This kind of behavior is not acceptable for anyone, let alone a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Demand that Yoho resign from his position.

Peaceful Navy Vet Beaten by Trump’s Secret Police Deserves Justice

A U.S. Navy veteran was peacefully protesting when he was viciously attacked by Trump’s secret police. He was beaten with a baton, tear gassed and had his hand broken in two places simply for asking the officers why they weren’t upholding their oaths to the Constitution. Sign this petition to demand justice for Christopher David.

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