Presidential Candidate Cory Booker Shouts Out Taylor Swift's Petition to Support the Equality Act

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Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 1, 2019 in Las Vegas.

At the start of June, Taylor Swift celebrated Pride Month by writing a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander in support of the Equality Act. She also started a petition, which currently has more than 150,000 signatures. In support, presidential candidate Cory Booker wrote his own letter thanking Swift for her efforts.

The songstress uploaded the note to her Instagram story. "Every LGBTQ person who has ever been made to feel like they don't belong, who has ever been bullied, abused, or discriminated against because of who they are and who they love should know that, in the halls of Congress and in the highest levels of the federal government, we see you, we hear you, we love you," Booker's letter reads.

"Thank you all for signing this petition, and for your support of the Equality Act," he concluded. "And thank you Taylor Swift for your leadership."

"Be like Cory," Swift commented on the candidate's words. If passed, the Equality Act that would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected classes under federal civil rights law, and aims to reduce discrimination of the LGBTQ community.

See his note below, and sign the petition here.

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