Taylor Swift vows to be more politically active leading to 2020 US elections
Now that she is turning 30 this year, Taylor Swift vowed that she will be more vocal about politics unlike before.
The Grammy Award winner made this promise as she penned an essay titled “30 Things I Learned Before Turning 30” for Elle Magazine’s April 2019 issue.
Swift, who used to be silent about her political stances, made the rounds on social media when she spoke up about candidates in the US 2018 midterm elections. In an Instagram post, she endorsed Tennessee Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper for the Senate and House, respectively.
Now, the 29-year-old pop star admitted that she is currently “finding my voice in terms of politics.”
“I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life,” she penned. “I saw so many issues that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and felt like I had to speak up to try and help make a change.”
Since she is hitting the big 3-0 this year, she felt “informed enough” to speak to her 114 million followers on Instagram.
“Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders, and I realized that it actually is my responsibility to use my influence against that disgusting rhetoric,” Swift said.
“I’m going to do more to help,” she vowed, adding, “We have a big race coming up next year,” referring to the 2020 US presidential elections.
After Swift broke her silence, 65,000 voter registrations were recorded in 24 hours after her post, a voting nonprofit organization said. Katrina Hallare /ra