Christopher Polk for Variety
Your place is in the voting booth. This is the message that Taylor Swift sent to her fans on Tuesday September 19, National Voting Day. In a post to her Instagram Stories, the pop superstar once again urged Swifties to register to vote if they haven’t already.
“I was so lucky to see so many of you at my concerts in the US recently,” she said in her all-text message, written in white on an ombre blue background. “I heard you raise your voice and I know how powerful it is. Make sure you’re ready to use them in our elections this year! »
“Register to vote in under 2 minutes at vote.org/nvrd,” concluded the 12-time Grammy winner – who has over 272 million followers on Instagram.
This is far from the first time that the “Cruel Summer” singer has reminded her fans of the importance of fulfilling their civic duties. She partnered with Vote.org – a vote registration platform from nonpartisan and nonprofit organizations – to encourage people to vote.
Swift recently urged her Nashville fans to go to the polls in July, letting her social media followers know that she had already voted in the local elections, noting on Instagram: “We have the opportunity to choose who will represent us for the next four years. years.”
Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org, also urged people to register. “Today, on National Voter Registration Day, it is critical that young voters, in particular, understand that they have the power to shape their future. Eight million young people will be new eligible voters by Election Day 2024. And now is the time to prepare for the elections this fall and next year,” she said in a press release shared with Billboard. “Several states will hold elections in November of this year, and many more states will hold primaries in the first months of 2024. That’s why this National Voter Registration Day is so important: we’re at the starting line of the next presidential election.
“It takes less than 30 seconds on Vote.org to check if you are registered. Our country works better when we are all present. Let’s get ready, get ready and register to vote,” she concluded. “Our future begins now. »