With the polling for the 2022 US Midterms closing on Tuesday, singer-songwriter Taylor Swift took some time out of her busy schedule of Midnights programming to remind her fans to vote. In the Instagram story, the 32-year-old not only urged fans to cast their ballots but also explained the importance of elections and the issues at stake for the American people.
“Remember to vote today! It’s Election Day in the United States. This year, more than any year in modern history, the Midterm Elections will affect our access to fundamental rights, basic reproductive healthcare, and our ability to make our government work for us,” she wrote in the Instagram story.
“Your vote is your voice, which is why it’s so important that you use it. If you haven’t voted early, make a plan to vote before the polls close! See who’s on your ballot and find your polling place at vote.org.” she added.
Joining the chorus with Swift, Billie Eilish also put up a video message on Instagram in which she asked her fans to vote and also explained the importance of voting.
“I want to explain why I am voting this year and how important I think it is for you to vote,” she said in the video. “Our rights, our freedoms, and our futures are on the line, and if we don’t show up, there is a good chance we will see a national ban on abortion, with no exceptions … They also wanna take away the freedom to marry who we love, restrict voting rights, and enact laws that threaten the progress that must be made on climate change… It scares me.”
Both Eilish and Swift did not say who to vote for, but some celebrities, like Selena Gomez who openly endorsed Democrat candidate from Texas Beto O’Rourke, did lay it out publicly. O’Rourke was also endorsed by Kacey Musgraves and Harry Styles.