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post Oct 8 2018, 03:21 AM
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(inb4 she's "doing it for attention!11!1" bc she can't win either way x)

This is pretty huge, it might seem like the bare minimum for some artists but when she's stayed out of politics for so long and has gotten so much for being "secret Republican" or "KKK music" bc she's white and pretty and they'd love her, it's a LOT. Any of you who've followed her even for just the pop eras will know what I'm talking about laugh.gif

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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! ������


I have so so much love for her for this, after so long of taking the shit that came with staying quiet, now in the wake of Brett Kavanaugh and the shit that's going on in the US, it's the time for everyone to use their voice and use their vote and stand up against it, and stand up for the victims of sexual abuse, racism, homophobic, transphobia, sexism etc. that is sadly so prevalent in the current climate. I think it's a time where it isn't helpful to not speak up or sit on the fence becasue you "just love everyone as a a human no matter what they think" or whatever, we need as many voices as possible and as much action as possible to help the cause, and mobilising voters and using a vote is one of the best ways to actually effect a change. For some with such a platform and such a reach I'm so proud of the importance of this statement and the fact she is using her voice to make it.

In wider terms it's a small part of a rapidly growing number of people rising up against all the shit that's happened politically and socially in recent years and realising that they collectively can change it, which is so brilliant to see wub.gif
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post Oct 8 2018, 06:29 AM
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I'm so proud rn. 😍
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post Oct 8 2018, 02:29 PM
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Omg the fact that she did this in time for registering to vote and then she's coming out tomorrow and singing "I Did Something Bad" on TV while all the Republicans talk shit about her rotf.gif

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post Oct 9 2018, 12:29 PM
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Go Taylor!!

The repugnant right have won for far too long.
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post Oct 10 2018, 05:16 PM
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According to vote.org 102,000 people registered to vote in the 48 hours after Taylor's post!

Donald Trump told reporters that he likes Taylor's music "about 25% less now", I'm sure she's devastated laugh.gif
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post Oct 10 2018, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE(Riser @ Oct 10 2018, 10:16 AM) *
According to vote.org 102,000 people registered to vote in the 48 hours after Taylor's post!

Donald Trump told reporters that he likes Taylor's music "about 25% less now", I'm sure she's devastated laugh.gif
If a man talks shit then she owes him nothing
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post Oct 10 2018, 10:37 PM
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QUOTE(Riser @ Oct 10 2018, 06:16 PM) *
According to vote.org 102,000 people registered to vote in the 48 hours after Taylor's post!

Donald Trump told reporters that he likes Taylor's music "about 25% less now", I'm sure she's devastated laugh.gif

I love that there's potentially still 75% worth of bopping to bopping along to I Did Something Bad
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post Oct 14 2018, 08:35 PM
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I've never been a huge fan of Taylor but my respect for her after that thoughtful well written articulate post, has gone right up!
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