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Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift urge young people to register to vote

Other artists, including Finneas and Billy Porter, have also joined the Just Vote campaign in the run-up to the 2020 election

Billie Eilish was the youngest artist to appear at last month’s Democratic National Convention, and in a passionate speech she voiced her opposition to Donald Trump, saying that the current president “is destroying our country and everything we care about”, and pointing to his failures regarding specific issues such as coronavirus and climate change.

Now, Billie Eilish has renewed her call for young people to have their say in the upcoming election, joining the voter registration campaign Just Vote.

Run by Global Citizen and HeadCount – an organisation the singer has previously partnered with on a scheme to register voters during her tour dates – the Just Vote campaign aims to get 50,000 young people to register ahead of the November 3 election.

Taylor Swift is also involved in the campaign, offering signed items as potential rewards for registration alongside Eilish and her brother/producer/musician in his own right, Finneas. Other gifts will be up for grabs from artists including Billy Porter and Migos’ Quavo.

“Silence is not an option and we cannot sit this one out,” Billie Eilish said, in her speech at the DNC. “We all have to vote like our lives and the world depends on it – because they do. The only way to be certain of our future is to make it ourselves. Please register; please vote.”

Revisit the full speech below, and register to vote (if you haven’t already) via Just Vote, here.