Articles written by: Matt Lamour

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.

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.

Reverse Dangerous Ban on Mask Mandates During Deadly Pandemic

The Governor of Georgia issued a ban on mask mandates throughout the state, a clear threat to the health and well-being of the local people. This decision could cost lives and it cannot be allowed to stand. Demand that he reverses course on this horrible misstep or resign from his position as governor.

Mandate Masks on All American Airlines Flights During Deadly Pandemic

American Airlines is still allowing passengers on their flights without wearing masks, a clear health risk in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. Countless people will die if this isn’t changed immediately. Demand that American Airlines mandates masks for everyone on board.

Tell Ted Cruz to Grow Up and Put on a Mask

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz has been photographed on an American Airlines flight and in an airport refusing to wear a mask. Whether he is too vain, too selfish, or too ignorant to take this simple step to save lives, only he knows. Regardless, it’s time to tell Senator Cruz, and other politicians like him, to “put on a mask!”

Fire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

The time has come to fire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. She is trying to force kids to go back to in-person classes, despite COVID-19 infections being at an all-time high. Demand that Trump replace her with someone who actually cares about the education and well-being of the nation’s children.

Stop Trump’s Corrupt Pardons for His Cronies

President Trump has abused his pardoning power to commute the sentence of former advisor Roger Stone. This is a blatant disregard for decency in the administration, as he has used his authority to stop one of his allies from being adequately punished for his crimes. Demand that Congress limit the president’s pardoning power to avoid further corruption.

Return Mount Rushmore to the Lakota

The time has come to return Mount Rushmore to the Lakota people. They are owed the land by rights, by treaty, and it is time to make it right by law. Demand that the United States government returns this stolen land to its people.

Fire White Supremacist Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson continues to spew racist rhetoric on Fox News and it is time for him to be fired. His latest target is U.S. Senator and decorated American hero Tammy Duckworth. Demand that Fox News fires Tucker Carlson and stops giving this white supremacist a platform.

Demand Justice for Elijah McClain

Elijah McClain was killed while in police custody and his family desperately needs justice. There is never an excuse for an unarmed, non-violent person to be killed while in the care of people who are supposed to be there for the public’s protection. Demand justice for Elijah McClain.

Stop Mark Zuckerberg From Forcing Native Hawaiians Out of Their Homes

Native Hawaiians are being threatened with eviction from their homes for refusing to sell their land to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The billionaire plans to build a mansion on the property. Demand that the rights of indigenous people are protected from this apparent colonialism.

Shut Down Florida to Save Countless Lives from COVID-19

The state of Florida’s COVID-19 situation is getting worse by the day. They are averaging significantly more than 5,000 new cases per day for the past week, with no signs of it letting up any time soon. The only way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to shut down the state. Demand that Governor Ron DeSantis does what needs to be done to save lives.

Don’t Allow COVID-19 to Continue to Spread Uncontrolled

The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases says that new cases could reach 100,000 per day in the United States if something drastic isn’t done to stop the spread of COVID-19. Tell President Trump that we’ve already seen enough death in the United States from this virus.

Don’t Allow Extreme Punishments Against Police Brutality Protestors

Two protestors potentially face a minimum of 45 years in prison for allegedly attempting to set fire to an unoccupied police car. Meanwhile, convicted animal abusers, rapists, and killers have been sentenced to far less. Demand that these absurd charges are reduced in the name of justice.

Rename American City Named After Genocidal Leader

Christopher Columbus was a genocidal slaver, and yet one U.S. state capital is named in his honor. This needs to change. The time has come for all monuments to evil to be torn down, and a major step will be renaming the city of Columbus, Ohio.

Remove Confederate Symbol From Mississippi’s State Flag

Mississippi still utilizes the Confederate Battle Flag in its state flag, a slap in the face to Black Americans whose ancestors were enslaved by the South. Demand that Mississippi no longer memorialize racist traitors.

Grant Miami Nation Native American Tribe Government Protection and Sovereignty

The Miami Nation of Indiana has been fighting for more than a century to get federal recognition for their tribe, which was forcibly split by the American government before the Civil War. This would grant them sovereignty and protect their land. Demand that the federal government recognizes their tribal status and allows them the resources they need to maintain their autonomy.

Don’t Allow Trump Administration to Silence Journalists

President Donald Trump’s State Department silenced a journalist during a conference call that was supposed to be about the importance of the free press. Don’t let the administration’s blatant hypocrisy go by without calling out their corruption. Demand that they take their responsibility to the press and the people seriously.

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