Selena Gomez Encourages In-Person Voting: 'Your Voice Does Matter'
As one of most-followed people on Instagram, Selena Gomez
knows the value of her platform. Case in point: Today (November 3) is Election Day, and Gomez spend a portion of the day encouraging her followers to vote, getting her message out in a series of Instagram Stories. Obviously, the fact that it is indeed Election Day means that it's too late
for mail-in ballots, so Gomez turned her give attention to getting the word about in-person voting.
"I know that several of you have voted, and I'm so overjoyed and I'm so happy that you did, however there really is plenty of other people who haven't, and I think they don't plan to," she mentioned. "Please don't use mail-in ballots. Please vote in person at this point, in the event you could, especially in my hometown in Texas, and Pennsylvania, and Florida."
"Your voice matters," she continued. "So several people think that it is irrelevant, although other elections have been this close
before, and also you need to understand that your voice does matter, and it's so important."
Last week, Gomez used her platform for a wide-ranging conversation with Senator Kamala Harris, currently the Vice Presidential pick on Joe Biden's Democratic ticket. In a clip she shared to her Instagram page, Gomez talks with Harris about voting and mental health — something she's been candid about
for years right now. She also advertised making a voting plan
, a refrain heard a lot amid the continuous pandemic and threats of voter suppression plaguing this particular election cycle, with the nonprofit corporation When We All Vote
. Also on Tuesday, she had a conversation with Stacey Abrams about what the future of the nation could look like right after this particular election.
Gomez herself shared a photo filling out her ballot on October 22. She joins a chorus of fellow celebs telling folks to get out there to the ballots, including Lady Gaga
, Taylor Swift
, Ariana Grande
, and more.
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