Taylor Swift has taken to Twitter to call for change, as protests continue to sweep the nation in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
“Racial injustice has been ingrained deeply into local and state governments, and changes MUST be made there,” Taylor tweets. “In order for policies to change, we need to elect people who will fight against police brutality and racism of any kind. #BlackLivesMatter.”
After directing her followers to a recent article written by former President Barack Obama, detailing how citizens can go about “changing policy at the state and local levels,” Taylor endorsed voting by mail amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the article, Obama highlighted the importance of voting and participating in electoral politics in addition to protesting.
“We need to fight for mail-in voting for the 2020 election,” she writes. “No one should have to choose between their health and having their voice heard.”
Swift’s message comes nearly two weeks after she took a stand against President Donald Trump, who she criticized for threatening to send the military to intervene in the ongoing protests and riots in Minneapolis over the killing of George Floyd, seemingly suggesting that the military would shoot looters. His tweet was flagged by Twitter as violating its policy on the “glorification of violence.”
Swift tweeted, “After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November.”