On Wednesday, superstar Taylor Swift announced on Twitter that she will be voting for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the upcoming November election.
V Magazine shared a preview of a feature article with the singer from their new issue. In it, Swift shared more details on her decision to endorse Biden.
“The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included,” Swift explained in the interview. “Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first. The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them.”
She continued by saying she believes that Biden and running mate Kamala Harris can get the country back on track.
“America has a chance to start the healing process it so desperately needs,” said Swift.
Swift shared the magazine cover on her post along with a photo of her holding baked cookies decorated with ‘Biden 2020’.
“So apt that it’s come out on the night of the VP debate,” she joked. “Gonna be watching and supporting @KamalaHarris by yelling at the tv a lot.”
Biden retweeted Swift’s post and thanked the star for her support.
Taylor Swift Changes Tune On Political Views
Until 2018, the famous musician had rarely spoken about her political views. However, previous to the midterm election, her stance changed. In a rare political moment for the singer, Swift endorsed two Democratic candidates running in the state of Tennessee.
Swift said at the time she was “reluctant” in the past to be more vocal with her 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.”
Since the 2018 midterms, she has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. Additionally, she has been a proponent for voting and encouraged young people to take advantage of early voting.