Congressman Eric Swalwell is showing what “Only the Young” can do — with some help from Taylor Swift.
The pop star authorized the use of one of her songs in a political spot for the first time on Friday (Oct. 30), as her protest song featured in Miss Americana soundtracked the nearly two-minute clip of protests, inhumane immigration policies, police brutality, voter fraud, climate change and more that the nation has experienced since Donald Trump was elected in 2016.
The vignette also shows the power of voting, and the change that can come from rising against injustice. The clip ends with Democratic nominee Joe Biden hugging a young person, assuring, “We’re going to be okay.”
“Up there’s the finish line. Our future is worth our fight,” Swalwell captioned the clip, encouraging Americans to vote in the days leading up to the election. “Thank you, Taylor Swift, for voicing what #OnlyTheYoung can do. Let’s run!”
Earlier this month, Swift officially endorsed Biden with a photo holding a large plate of blue “Biden Harris 2020” cookies.
“The change we need most is to elect a president who recognizes that people of color deserve to feel safe and represented, that women deserve the right to choose what happens to their bodies, and that the LGBTQIA+ community deserves to be acknowledged and included,” Swift told V Magazine of her choice. “Everyone deserves a government that takes global health risks seriously and puts the lives of its people first. The only way we can begin to make things better is to choose leaders who are willing to face these issues and find ways to work through them.”