Taylor Swift Shares Public Support For ‘March For Our Lives’ Campaign

Taylor Swift, the musician frequently criticised for rarely making a ‘political statement’ posted to her Instagram last night to show her support for March For Our Lives. 

On March 24, students and their families will take to the streets of Washington DC to support gun control and make sure gun violence, especially mass school shootings, never happen again. The event, occurring tomorrow in the United States, will also take place in cities around the world.

March For Our Lives will honour the 17 students and faculty members killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year.

In her Instagram post Taylor wrote,

“No one should have to go to school in fear of gun violence. Or to a club. Or to a concert. Or to a movie theatre. 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.” 

You can read the full post below.

Countless people of influence have publicly shown their support for the campaign including late-night show hosts, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, and George and Amal Clooney who donated $500,000 to the event in the name of their children, Alexander and Ella. 

Oprah Winfrey matched their donation.

Cities across the United States will host events with Ariana Grande, Jennifer Hudson, and Miley Cyrus to perform at the flagship march in Washington.

A petition has also been created in support of gun control and according to their website, has three main demands:

  1. Passing the law to ban the sale of assault weapons. 
  2. Prohibiting the sale of high-capacity magazines.
  3. Closing the loophole in our background check law that allows dangerous people who shouldn’t be allowed to purchase firearms to slip through the cracks and buy guns online or at gun shows. 

You can show your support HERE.