In early October, Taylor Swift broke her political silence by posting an Instagram encouraging people to vote in the midterm elections. She specifically endorsed the Democratic nominees for Tennessee’s Senate and House of Representatives (Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, respectively)—a move that upset conservative men but caused a spike in people registering to vote.
She’s kept up her voting advocacy too. On Halloween she posted a photo of herself and her mother after they voted, and she’s also been uploading pics to Instagram Stories of fans who exercised their civic duty.
And now, as election day is finally upon us, Swift is making one final plea to get people to vote. The Reputation singer took to her social media platform of choice, Instagram Story, to spread the message.
“I’m seeing a lot of underestimation of young voters and this new generation who now have the right to vote just in the last couple of years,” she said. “But these are people who grew up post-9/11, they grew up with school shooting drills at their schools. These are people who want to vote.”
She continued, “It’s not enough to just want change. It’s not enough to just want to vote. You have go and make change by voting, and today is your opportunity to do that. I promise you it feels so wonderful to exercise that right that you have.”
Watch Swift say all this for yourself, below:
“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,” Swift said when she first spoke out in October. “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.”