Taylor Swift almost never makes political statements on social media, but she’s taking a stand now by speaking out for gun control reform. The singer announced that she is supporting the post-Parkland March for Our Lives protest rallies and has even made a donation to the organization.
“No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence,” Swift captioned an Instagram post showing the March For Our Lives logo. “Or to a nightclub. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theater. Or to their place of worship.”
“I’ve made a donation to show my support for the students, for the March For Our Lives campaign, for everyone affected by these tragedies, and to support gun reform,” she continued. “I’m so moved by the Parkland High School students, faculty, by all families and friends of victims who have spoken out, trying to prevent this from happening again.”
The March for Our Lives, which will take place this weekend, was organized as a response to the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which claimed the lives of 17 people. In addition to the main Washington, DC, protest, there are plans for more than 830 related events around the world. Other celebrities that have given their vocal support to the March include Swift’s bestie Selena Gomez, Broadway stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt, George Clooney, and more.
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