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2018年10月19日 (金)

テイラー・スウィフト(Taylor Swift)さんの勇気ある行動!!Courageous action against President Trump by Taylor Swift !!

現在の世界的な不幸の一つは、アメリカが、トランプ大統領という、共和党出身で、何ら理念を持たず、“カネが全て”という知性なき人物に支配されていることだと言えます。
このような中、勇気をもって民主党支持を訴えたテイラー・スウィフト(Taylor Swift)さん(28歳)に拍手を送りたいと思います。アメリカ民主党の勝利を願って!

彼女はインスタグラム(Instagram) で、human rights(人間の権利)保護に関して問題を抱える、トランプ政権下でのアメリカの危機を訴え、今回の中間選挙での、民主党への投票を呼びかけました。以下はその全文です。..

我が国においても、良識ある多くのアーティストが、彼女のような勇気ある行動により、知性と品格に欠けた現政権と対峙して欲しいものです。
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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.
I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.
So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy voting !

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