Swift Sparks Political Interest, Voter Registration Jumps
If you are or are not a fan of Taylor Swift's music, chances are you heard the Instagram post heard round the world regardless.
Taylor Swift, often used as a hype-woman for the alt-right who adored her Aryan looks, spoke out in a lengthy and heart-felt Instagram post in which she denounced Marsha Blackburn, a Senator running in Tennessee stating "I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love." Go Taylor!
While Trump may like Swift's music "25% less now" that doesn't mean there weren't extremely positive side-effects from Swift's recent political activism.
According to Time, about 105,000 people registered in the hours after Swift broke her typical political silence on Instagram Sunday evening with. About 64,000 of these newly registered voters are between the ages of 18 and 29. Voting is a known habit-forming activity, which means that the pop crooner may have just mobilized a large amount of younger voters to get to the polls while they're young, something they will probably continue to do long after this political nightmare has ended.
“Thank God for Taylor Swift,” Kamari Guthrie of Vote.org told BuzzFeed News, which a sentence that further proves that 2018 is a whacky year of unprecedented things.
If you're currently not registered to vote, head on over to Vote.org. Registering to vote is simple, and the website will give you step-by-step instructions on how to educate yourself on political candidates and even let you know where your local polling station is.
Head on over and make your voice heard.