Taylor Swift, Ivanka Trump among prominent Americans urging people to vote

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Taylor Swift, Oprah Winfrey and Rihanna are leading a charge of celebrities who are urging fans to cast their votes in the mid-term election.

In a short video posted on social media, Swift said: “I’m seeing a lot of underestimation of young voters and this new generation who now have the right to vote just in the last couple of years but these are people who grew up post-9/11, who grew up with school shooting drills after school, these are people who want to vote.”

“It’s not enough to just want change, it’s not enough to just want to vote, you have to go and make change by voting and this is your opportunity to do that. I promise you it feels so wonderful to exercise that right that you have.”

Ivanka Trump also posted a video on her social media feed saying: “One of the great privileges of being an American is having your voice heard. Get out and vote.”

On Twitter, Winfrey wrote that she “woke up compelled to pray for our country” while Rihanna described the event as “the most important day of the rest of your lives” and “if you’re tired of complaining about the state of the country and the government, get up and vote.”