Articles written by: Matt Lamour

Matt Lamour

Matt Lamour is a freelance writer, novelist, songwriter, guitarist, and political activist from the south side of Chicago. Since late 2018, he has been living and writing from just outside of Birmingham, AL. When he's not writing or working on some sort of creative project, he spends his time with his cats, his fianceé, and his video games.

Don’t Give Deadly Drug to Veterans With COVID-19

President Trump’s administration is giving hydroxychloroquine to America’s veterans despite evidence that suggests the drug does more to harm to COVID-19 patients than good. Sign our petition and demand that the Trump stop using veterans as guinea pigs.

Don’t Expand Defense Budget During Pandemic Recession

America is in a recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and Congress is contemplating increasing defense spending. Devoting more money to the military is not a good use of tax dollars when working class Americans are suffering. Tell Congressional leadership that working class Americans should take precedence over expanding the already-bloated military.

Trump: Don’t Damage Foreign Relations with Treaty Withdrawal

President Donald Trump is threatening to put our friendships with other nations in jeopardy by withdrawing from an important treaty that promotes transparency and openness. Now is not the time to make major changes to foreign policy, especially changes that could endanger friendships around the globe. Tell the President not to withdraw from the Open Skies treaty.

Trump: Stop Promoting Dangerous Drug for COVID-19

President Donald Trump is continuing to promote and advocate for hydroxychloroquine as a COVID-19 treatment, despite the dangers. The drug causes adverse effects and does nothing to help treat the virus. Tell the president to stop advocating for a drug that is only going to make the situation worse and cause more death.

Trump: Stop Making Vaccine Promises You Can’t Keep

President Trump is suggesting a COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end of the year, a prediction that is unrealistic and misleading. Demand that the President of the United States stop lying to the American people and tells us the truth about COVID-19, the pandemic, and the potential future of a vaccine.

Expand Family Medical Leave Protection for At-Risk Families During Pandemic

Employees in the United States are at risk of losing their jobs if they need to stay home to protect their family from COVID-19. Something needs to be done; staying home to prevent infecting someone close to you should not lead to losing your job. Demand better protections for employees during this difficult time.

Grant College Students Financial Assistance During Coronavirus Crisis

College students were not included in the first COVID-19 financial stimulus package because they are often claimed as dependents by their parents. No working American should be exempt from getting the financial help they need to make it through this pandemic. Tell our legislators that college students need help paying their bills, too.

Tell Fast Food Giants Not to Allow Dine-In Customers During Pandemic

Many US states are re-opening and allowing restaurants to return to normal business operations, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. This is much too early and will lead to an increased rate of infection and too many lives lost. Tell the biggest fast food giants not to allow dine-in customers until a vaccine is widely available.

Demand a Permanent, Fully-Funded Pandemic Response Team

The United States is in desperate need of a permanent pandemic response team that will always be there to help fight COVID-19 and future threats to the health of Americans. Demand that President Trump re-establish a pandemic response team, give them the funding they need, and make it a permanent fixture of America’s government.

Demand Resignation of Corrupt Attorney General William Barr

Attorney General William Barr’s reign of terror in charge of the Department of Justice has now allowed Michael Flynn to go free, despite his pleading guilty to charges of lying under oath to the FBI about his connections with Russia. This is the latest episode in a tenure of corruption of the highest order. Demand that William Barr resign and allow someone with some integrity to take the office of Attorney General.

Don’t Deny Employees’ Rights to a Safe Workplace

Mitch McConnell wants to take away the rights of workers to sue their employers if they are not provided with a safe workplace. This is a dangerous violation that sets a horrible precedent that cannot be allowed to continue. Tell Nancy Pelosi to stop any bill that prevents an employee from suing if they are not protected from COVID-19.

Trump: Stop Blaming Obama for Your Own Incompetence

President Donald Trump continues to blame President Obama for his own failings, despite there being no evidence that Obama-era policies have created any of his current problems. Tell President Trump to stop acting like a child and own up to his own administration’s failings.

Protect Doctors’ and Nurses’ Jobs During COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare workers around the country are being threatened with suspensions or losing their jobs for speaking out about shortages of personal protective equipment essential in fighting COVID-19. Tell Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi that no one should have to worry about losing their jobs for pushing for a safer working environment.

Demand More Funds for Working Class People During COVID-19 Pandemic

Working class Americans are struggling with job loss and an inability to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-time payment of $1200 dollars is not enough to keep anyone afloat. Ensure that working class people aren’t financially left behind during this national health crisis.

Support Navajo Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Navajo Nation is being disproportionately devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic due to poor infrastructure and lack of medical supplies necessary to fight the virus. Demand that Congress does not forget the Navajo people when the next stimulus bill is written.

Dear Trump: Americans Can’t Survive for 10 Weeks on $1200

Donald Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin thinks that Americans should be able to survive on the $1200 stimulus checks for 10 weeks. While it may not be obvious to a couple of millionaires, $1200 is clearly not enough money for out-of-work citizens to survive on for 10 weeks. Sign this petition to send Trump and his administration a reality check about how much it costs to survive in the United States.

Congress: Don’t Let Trump Take Emergency Power Too Far During Pandemic

President Donald Trump is trying to use the national emergency of the Coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to take too much power. We must stop this wannabe dictator. Demand that the Democratic Congress stands firm against his power grab.

Success: Bernie Sanders Endorses Joe Biden for President

Bernie Sanders endorsed Joe Biden for president in a live stream on Biden’s social media. Bernie is putting party unity first and ensuring that Biden will take the progressive part of the Democratic Party very seriously in the coming election to beat Donald Trump. Thank Bernie for supporting party unity.

President Trump: Don’t End Coronavirus Restrictions Early and Risk Lives

President Trump is suggesting that restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic be lifted as soon as May. The prevailing opinion of the medical community is that this is far too soon, and will lead to far too many lives being lost. Tell President Trump that human lives are worth more than the economy.

Don’t Stop Federal Funding of Coronavirus Testing

Federal funding for coronavirus testing is under threat as the Trump administration will leave testing up to the states. This is a dangerous change that will leave many people without access to tests. Demand that the federal government continues to fund coronavirus testing so we can adequately fight this pandemic.

Bernie Sanders: Endorse Joe Biden to Ensure Party Unity

Bernie Sanders has announced that he is suspending his campaign for the nomination for the presidency. Now is the time for all Democrats to unite against Donald Trump and ensure that the next President of the United States is a Democrat. Demand that Bernie endorses Biden and fights to help get him into the White House.

Demand Mandatory Hazard Pay for Essential Workers During Pandemic

Essential workers are putting their lives at risk every day when they leave the house to go to work during this pandemic. In many cases, they are still being paid at or close to minimum wage. This is unacceptable. Demand that lawmakers make hazard pay mandatory for essential workers during national health emergencies.

Don’t Leave Sex Workers Out of Coronavirus Relief

Sex workers are exempt from the current coronavirus stimulus bill. This is pure discrimination, despite the fact that the sex workers in question are working within the confines of the law. Demand that legal sex workers aren’t left out of this important stimulus.

Don’t Allow Religious Exceptions to Shelter-In-Place

Religious services have been allowed to continue in Florida, despite a statewide shelter-in-place order. This is a dangerous exception that could lead to many more deaths if it isn’t stopped. Demand that there be no unnecessary exceptions to shelter-in-place that threaten so many lives.

Make Shelter-In-Place Nationwide to Save Lives

Recent predictions show that between 100,000 and 240,000 American will die because of COVID-19. A national shelter in place order should have been given more than a month ago, but it’s not too late. Demand that Trump issue a federal shelter-in-place order to save thousands of lives.

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