Taylor Swift Calls for Policy Change in Support of Black Lives Matter
After making her opinions on the current President of the United States very, very clear last month, Taylor Swift is offering her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement. In her latest tweet, Swift calls for policy change, urging her followers to go out and vote to bring about real, meaningful change.
"Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there," she wrote. "In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind."
In addition to her statement, Swift offered more insight in a series of replies. According to Vulture, Swift linked to a Medium post by former President Barack Obama, adding that the piece was "a fascinating read" and offered it as an example of change coming from the local level. She also called for universal mail-in voting in for the next election in November, writing, "No one should have to choose between their health and having their voice heard."
Previously, Swift called out Trump for "stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism" and stated that "we will vote you out in November." Swift also voiced her support of the Black Lives Matter movement by posting a black square to her Instagram feed, making sure not to use the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Instead, she used #BlackoutTuesday and added "Black Lives Matter" to the caption so that she wouldn't be "drowning out necessary information and resources."