Swift Inspires Voter Registration Spike

Taylor Swift, who typically keeps her political opinions to herself, posted a Democratic endorsement to Instagram.

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. 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. 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. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. 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. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting!

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Following this post, Kamari Guthrie from Vote.org said, “We are up 65,000 registrations in a single 24 hour period.”

Tennessee also saw an increase in registered voters to the tune of 2,144 in the past 36 hours.

Lili Reinhart’s Deep Connection with Fans Explained

Reinhart, who plays Betty Cooper in the CW’s Riverdale, explains her openness with fans, “I try to [be open] because I’m not putting on a show… I’m not trying to look perfect… my life in general is not extremely glamorous. I do a lot of really cool and glamorous things, but that’s not my day to day. So I like to show off myself as being in my natural habitat, which is pretty much just in my bed, eating.”

Yo. This sounds like heaven. Raise you hand if you’d rather be in bed eating than at a fancy gala… I thought so!

Reinhart’s TV mom, Madchen Amick, appreciates her openness, “Just talking aout body consciousness or mental health awareness or just being real… Like using her social media to be an average girl that just happens to be an actress, and I think that’s great for your viewers that look up to her.”

Season 3 of Riverdale starts Wednesday, October 10th.

Bruno Mars Pays Ed Sheeran to Sing Happy Birthday to Him

Wait… what?

Happy 33rd Birthday, Bruno Mars!!

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