Taylor Swift Shares A Glimpse Into Her Political Views

Swift is supporting Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen.

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Swift is supporting Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen.

Taylor Swift has intentionally stayed quiet about her political views, but she has decided to make an exception to endorse a Democratic Senate candidate from Tennessee on her Instagram account. She said that over the last few years she’s decided to let her voice be heard and share who she supports.

PageSix says that Taylor Swift wants fans to know that she votes for candidates, not a particular party, but in this case, she is fully behind Tennessee hopeful Phil Bredesen, who is running against Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn. She says that she will always back a candidate who puts their emphasis on human rights.

“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 we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn.”

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the 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 we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! ????????????

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Swift, who is all about building a girl squad and supporting women said on her Instagram page that while she would like to support Blackburn, her voting record and lack of support for women scares her. She says the female candidate does not share her values, and so she will not get her vote.

“Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values.”

She asks that her fans educate themselves to make sure that the candidates they support are in line with their values and beliefs. She says she is supporting Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives.

Knowing that the majority of her fans tend to be young, she is appealing to those who might have turned 18 recently to please register to vote in order for their voice to be heard.