Swift has previously opted to remain mum on political matters, but her recent post speaks volumes to her influence.
Taylor Swift recently posted a lengthy and candid post about her political involvement to her Instagram telling her followers, "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." She went on to reveal, "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." As a spokesperson for Vote.org spoke to Buzzfeed about just how influential Swift's post has been.
Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for vote.org shared, "We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period since T. Swift's post." It seems that fans and followers from the musician's home state of Tennesse were among the most impacted by Taylor's words. "Vote.org saw [Tennessee] registrations spike specifically since Taylor's post," Guthrie revealed. Guthrie reports that vote.org has received a total of 5,183 registrations in the state to date - 2,144 of which came in during the last 36 hours.
The site is said to have also experienced a significant increase in traffic since Swift's post with 155,940 unique visitors in the last 24 hours - a figure second only to the 304,942 unique visitors who visited the site on September 25, National Voter Registration Day.
"Thank God for Taylor Swift," said Guthrie.