Taylor Swift Is Openly Political For The First Time Ever And It's Important
Taylor has thrown her support behind the Democrats in the upcoming US mid-term elections.
What did current "systematic racism" and "discrimination" in the United States make Taylor Swift do? Voice her political opinions for the first time, and girl wants to be heard.
The singer took to Instagram on Sunday night with a lengthy post explaining exactly why she's throwing her support behind the Democrats in the mid-term US elections on November 6, and she made some hella important points.
Taylor will be voting in the state of Tennessee, and she's made it crystal clear who she will and won't be voting for, making it known that Phil Bredesen has her vote for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.
"In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions," she wrote.
She added: "but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.
Taylor made it clear that she'll be voting in line with the fight for LGBTQ+ right and with the belief that discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and race is wrong.
And one politician who she clearly cannot support is Marsha Blackburn, who is running for Senate in Tennessee.
"Her voting record in Congress appals 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 wrote.
Taylor warned further of her previous political stance, telling her followers that Martha believes "businesses have a right to refuse services to gay couples" and that they shouldn't have the right to get married.
"These are not MY Tenessee values," Taylor wrote.
It seems the Shake It Off singer knows exactly who she hopes to reach by voicing her opinion, young American voters.
"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," Swifty pointed out.
Many of Taylor's fans and people who have grown up listening to her music have become eligible to vote over the past few years.
And Taylor wants them to listen to her once again, even if it's just her advice that they need to exercise their right to vote.
"Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values," she urged them
"We may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway."
People in the state of Tennessee have until October 9th to register to vote.
Anyone else thinking Taylor Swift should run for president?