Taylor Swift anuncia poderoso respaldo a los demócratas en las elecciones legislativas

El domingo, la estrella del pop Taylor Swift, rompió su largo silencio sobre la política para respaldar al ex gobernador demócrata de Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, y anunciar que está en contra de la congresista Marsha Blackburn (Republicana).

La cantante/compositora, que normalmente se mantiene alejada de la política, publicó una declaración en Instagram diciendo que el historial de voto de Blackburn “la asusta y la aterroriza.”

En su publicación, Swift respaldó a dos demócratas en las elecciones del 6 de noviembre.

“Por mucho que lo haya hecho en el pasado y me gustaría seguir votando por mujeres en el cargo, no puedo apoyar a Marsha Blackburn,” escribió Swift.

“Votaré por Phil Bredesen para el Senado y Jim Cooper para la Cámara de Representantes… Es posible que nunca encontremos un candidato o partido con quien estemos de acuerdo al 100% en cada tema, pero tenemos que votar de todos modos.”

Swift continuó diciendo que no puede votar por alguien que se niega a luchar por la dignidad de todos los estadounidenses, independientemente de su color, género u orientación.

“Postulada para el Senado en el estado de Tennessee hay una mujer llamada Marsha Blackburn…Su récord de votación en el Congreso me asusta y me aterra. Ella votó en contra de la igualdad salarial para las mujeres. Ella votó en contra de la Ley de Reautorización de la Violencia contra la Mujer, que intenta proteger a las mujeres de la violencia doméstica, el acoso y la violación. Ella cree que las empresas tienen derecho a rechazar el servicio a las parejas homosexuales. También cree que no deberían tener derecho a casarse.”

“Votaré por Phil Bredesen para el Senado y Jim Cooper para la Cámara de Representantes. Por favor, edúquese sobre los candidatos que se presentan en su estado y vote por quién representa mejor sus valores.”

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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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