Taylor Swift may have solidified her ‘reputation’ by writing songs about love, relationships, and other universally felt feelings of humanity. She has also advocated for many aspects of humanity throughout her career, and she is not slowing down anytime soon!
The midterm elections in the United States are just around the corner. This election, which comes two years before the next presidential election in the country, offers an opportunity for citizens to have their voices heard and elect members of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Swift, who has frequently made her voice heard at the local level and also shared her feelings about the 45th President of The United States, has already encouraged her fanbase of ‘Swifties’ to make their voices heard in the midterms.
Like her upcoming tenth album, “Midnights,” The Blast has covered the 32-year-old’s efforts to encourage Swifties to vote. We’re back to bring you the latest news about Swift rocking the vote; read on to learn more!
Rocking The Vote: How Has Swift Promoted Voting In The Midterms?
The “Midnights” songstress’ efforts to encourage Swifties to vote in the United States midterm elections are far from her first foray into political activism.
She notably spoke out and advocated for gun reform, following the 2018 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that dominated headlines and also inspired March For Our Lives, which has been organized by the students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School where the shooting had taken place.
In the Instagram post she shared that Spring regarding her stance on the shooting and advocacy for the Parkland students’ tireless and fearless efforts in making sure the 17 people who had lost their lives on Valentine’s Day would never be forgotten, Swift wrote, “I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and support gun reform.”
Fast forward a few years (and an administration later), the “All Too Well” singer knows, ahem, ‘all too well’ it will always be wise to keep her fans informed about how they can have their voices heard and play a role in making change a reality.
Last month, Swift shared a post on her Instagram story, revealing information about how her fans could register to vote.
In the post, Swift wrote, “8.3 million people are newly eligible to vote since the last general election and 1 in 4 eligible voters aren’t registered to vote.” She also snuck in a reference to her upcoming album by letting fans know there were 49 ‘midnights’ until the election at the time. (via The Blast)
Inside Swift’s Latest Post About The 2022 Midterm Election
Swift’s post from September turned out not to be her only effort to encourage Swifties to keep tabs on the midterm elections!
Earlier today, Swift shared a post on her Instagram story which was similar to her previous note.
The post specifically targets residents who live in one of Swift’s corners of the world: Tennessee. It wasn’t the first time she would publicly advocate for Tennesseeans’ rights. She previously voiced her concern for the possible election of now-Senator Marsha Blackburn in an Instagram post.
“If you’re in Tennessee you can cast your vote today through November 3rd at early voting sites,” the story begins, “Waits are usually shorter than on Election Day.”
Swift’s post wasn’t only targeted to her Tennessean Swifties! She also offered some general information about voting.
“Most states offer some type of early voting,” the post continues and also features a link for listeners to find more information about the places where they could vote early in their home states.
Midterm elections in the United States will take place on November 8th, just a few weeks after the release of Taylor Swift’s latest album, “Midnights.” Her tenth record comes out on October 21st!