A Timeline of Taylor Swift’s Political Evolution

Taylor Swift is one of the most famous celebrities in the world, and she is not shy to use her influence to speak up about issues that matter most to her.

Swift has been open for years about her left-leaning political views. She first broke her decade-plus-long silence on the matter about two years after the 77-year-old reality star-turned-politician was elected to the White House in 2016, endorsing Tennessee Democratic candidates Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives in a 2018 Instagram post.

Most recently, the superstar used her massive social media platform to encourage her followers to vote back in March. “Today, March 5, is the Presidential Primary in Tennessee and 16 other states and territories,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories. “I wanted to remind you guys to vote the people who most represent YOU into power,” she continued. “If you haven’t already, make a plan to vote today.”  

Swift has had a proven impact on voter registration numbers. After she reminded fans to sign up on National Voter Registration Day in September, Vote.org reported a 22.5% increase in voter registrations compared to the year prior, with the site showing a 1,226% jump in participation just an hour after the pop star posted.

See below for a full timeline of Taylor Swift’s political evolution.