Taylor Swift Urges You To Vote: It’s Not Enough To Just Want Change. You Have To Go And Vote!

Taylor Swift is using her very public platform to urge Americans to get out there and vote.

Today (Nov. 6) is an important day in America. It’s Election Day, and the last two years with President Trump in office has created more of a divide in the country than ever. 

Swift knows this, and is speaking out more than ever – encouraging citizens to vote.

“I’m seeing a lot of underestimation of young voters and this new generation who now have the right to vote just in the last couple of years. But these are people who grew up post-911, they grew up with school shooting drills at their schools. These are people who want to vote.”

She adds: “it’s not enough to just want change. It’s not enough to just want to vote. You have to go and make change by voting, and today’s your opportunity to do that.”

GO. VOTE!

 

Taylor Swift votes for former Tennessee governor Phil Bredesen.

Taylor’s voting campaign continues!

The singer threw her support behind Bredesen for a position on the U.S. Senate, which marks yet another instance of support for the Democratic Party – Taylor was oddly silent on pressing political issues up until recently, and she caught her fair share of flack for it.

“These two Tennessee women voted for the candidate who has proven himself to be reasonable and trustworthy,” Swift said in a post on Instagram.

“We want leadership, not fear-based extremism. Early voting goes til Thursday and Election Day is November 6. Please don’t sit this one out.”

See the post below:

 



 

EARLIER // OCTOBER 7: 

Democratic Queen: Taylor Swift Finally Breaks Her Political Silence

The Reputation singer is infamous for staying silent on political matters, but she’s finally putting her massive influence to good use.

In light of the landmark decision by the Senate to confirm Brett Kavanaugh as a justice on the Supreme Court, despite detailed testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford who claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as a teen, Swift wrote a lengthy letter. The singer gets candid about a number of topics, namely equality, and urges people to vote at the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th. She also throws her support behind the Democratic candidate for Senate, Phil Bredesen, and the Democratic candidate for House of Representatives, Jim Cooper, and blasts Tennessee’s Republican senator Marsha Blackburn.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote.

“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.”

“I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.”

She concluded, “so many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info.”

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ???

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