Taylor Swift turns 30 and finds its political voice

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Taylor Swift | Kevin Mazur / TAS18 / Getty Images for TAS

Dall & # 39; beginning of his career, Taylor Swift has been notoriously apolitical. In particular, since 2016, singers, actors and people with social influence have almost expected to be attached to a political cause in one way or another, and at least show their stickers "I voted" in an attempt to inspire their fans to go out and "rock the vote".

The roots of the country's Taylor

But let's not forget the singer's country roots. Just as the Dixie Chicks have learned when they have made public their opposition to the war in Iraq, the country's stars do not typically come out in support of liberal politics.

After criticizing Bush's plan for the war in Iraq, many stations in the country have ripped The Dixie Chicks from their formations. Station managers said this decision was the result of receiving more angry phone calls from listeners who thought the group's statements were not patriotic.

Little wonder, then, that Swift has kept his political views in all these years.

When he refused to approve a candidate in the 2016 election, people admitted that his silence meant he was a supporter of Trump. Whether he was afraid of retaliation or simply did not feel informed enough to talk, we now know that the singer has at least the progressive values.

The approval of Taylor Swift of the Democrat, Phil Bredesen, for the Senate

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I'm writing this post on the upcoming midterm elections of November 6, which will vote the state of Tennessee. In the past I was reluctant to publicly express my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world over the past two years, I feel very different now. I always have and always will vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for human rights, I think we all deserve in this country. I think in the fight for LGBTQ rights and that any form of discrimination based on & # 39; sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism that we still see in this country toward black people is appalling, disgusting and prevalent. I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for the dignity of ALL Americans, regardless of skin color, sex or those who love. The race for the Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As I have had in the past and I will continue to vote for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. His election curriculum in Congress recalls and scares me. He voted against equal pay for women. He voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and rape by date. He believes that companies have the right to refuse service to gay couples. also he believes that they should not have the right to marry. These values ​​are not MY Tennessee. Phil Bredesen will vote for the Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives. Please, please, instruct the candidates running in your state and rate based on who is more closely your values. For many of us, we may never find a candidate or a party with whom we agree 100% on every subject, but we must still vote. So many intelligent, thoughtful and self-sufficient over 18 years in the last two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote upon. But first you have to register, which is quick and easy to do. On October 9 is the & # 39; LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the information. Good vote!

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Nell & # 39; October 2018, Swift did something he had never done before. He supported a political candidate on social media. Together with a black and white singer who seems thoughtful published on its support for the democratic Phil Bredesen for the Senate.

"I always and will always vote on which candidate will protect and fight for 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 that we still see in this country toward black people is appalling, disgusting and prevalent.

I can not vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for the dignity of ALL Americans, regardless of skin color, gender or lovers. The race for the Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As I have had in the past and I will continue to vote for women in office, I can not support Marsha Blackburn. His election curriculum in Congress recalls and scares me. He voted against equal pay for women. He voted against the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking and rape by date. He believes that companies have the right to refuse service to gay couples. also he believes that they should not have the right to marry. These values ​​are not MY Tennessee. Phil Bredesen will vote for the Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives, "he wrote in his post.

Taylor Swift is political now

As Swift revealed in his recent essay on Elle about what he learned in his thirty years of life, the approval of 2018 was the first of many.

"I'm finding my voice in terms of policy. It took me a long time to educate myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing with bills that affect our daily lives. I saw so many problems that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and I felt like I had to talk to try and help make a change. Only when someone approached 30 would I be informed enough to talk to my 114 million followers. Invoking racism and provoking fear through veiled veiled messages is not what I want from our leaders, and I have realized that it is actually my responsibility to use my influence against that loathsome rhetoric. I will do more to help. We have a big race coming next year, "he wrote in his essay.

The singer also discussed his general views on & # 39; sexual assault:

"It is my opinion that in cases of sexual violence, I think the victim. Going forward is a distressing thing to deal with. I know this because my sexual assault process has been a demoralizing and terrible experience. I believe the victims, because I know firsthand the shame and stigma that comes with raising your hand and saying "This happened to me." It's something no one would have chosen for themselves. We talk because we have to, and for fear that it can happen to someone else if we do not. "

Swift refers to his process of sexual assault of 2017.

L & # 39; immense influence of Taylor Swift

As the pop star said, currently has 114 million followers on Instagram and 83.3 million on Twitter. He received some criticism for saying its new open policy with regard to politics, but have a strong following as that of Swift and ignore its potential for positive social change would be irresponsible. If his right to remain silent until now is due to lack of understanding on the part of the singer of the problems, and its followers they should be well taken into account when it comes to its approvals from now – can rest assured that his posts are We have been well studied and carefully formulated.

We look forward to the singer's reflections on the next race of 2020. The world is now watching.

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