(PartiallyPolitics.com) – American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift recently posted on Instagram calling for her followers to register to vote. In a release from Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey, it was noted that following the post their website had record-breaking traffic.
This week was also the celebration of National Voter Registration Day, and it was encouraging to see over 35,000 people sign up to vote. As Hailey pointed out, young people have repeatedly exhibited their enthusiasm over their right to vote.
In her post, Taylor linked the Vote.org website and called for her fans to register to vote, which is a process that would take less than 2 minutes. As she wrote, she was lucky to have seen so many “Swifties,” as her fans are known” during her recent U.S. tour and has had the chance to hear how powerful their voices are. She then urged them to use their voice in the next election in 2024.
Over the last few years, Swift has played an important role both in pop culture and in politics, as in 2018 she publicly endorsed the Democrats. In July in a different Instagram post, she had urged her fans to sign up for early voting.
Previously she had also used her platform to speak up in support of the Equality Act, which would expand the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the Jury Selection and Services Act, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. The expansion would include protections on the basis of people’s sexuality and gender identity. In 2021 during Pride Month, Swift had taken to X, formerly known as Twitter, to advocate for the protection of the LGBTQ+ community and point out that someone’s sexual orientation and identity should not put them in danger.
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