“I’m finding my voice in terms of politics,” Swift writes. “I took a lot of time educating myself on the political system and the branches of government that are signing off on bills that affect our day-to-day life. I saw so many issues that put our most vulnerable citizens at risk, and felt like I had to speak up to try and help make a change.”
Back in October, Swift made the then-rare switch of weighing in on Tennessee’s midterm races, endorsing Democrats Phil Bredesen and Jim Cooper, who had been working for Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.
Cooper ended up profitable his seat, whereas Bredesen was defeated by Marsha Blackburn.
Swift said on the time that she had been “reluctant” to voice her political opinions in the earlier, nevertheless “due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.”
The switch earned Swift a wave of criticism, considerably from her conservative followers.
Now as she approaches her milestone birthday, Swift says she feels “informed enough to speak about [politics] to my 114 million followers.”
“Invoking racism and provoking fear through thinly veiled messaging is not what I want from our leaders,” she writes. “I’m going to do more to help. We have a big race coming up next year.”