Billie Eilish launched a voting initiative for first-time voters and urged her fans to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
“As much as I don’t want to be involved in this fucking shit – as in politics and as in, this election – I think it is incredibly important that we all involve ourselves. Even if we’d rather stab ourselves in the face than talk about it, we need to talk about it,” she said in a video posted on Instagram.
Eilish explained that her fans could text “BILLIE” to 50409 to register to vote or double-check the status of their registration.
The singer, who is still in her teens, demanded a pledge from young voters, especially a lot of 18-year-old Americans.
“Like me, this is gonna be my first time voting. I used to not care about this kinda thing, and I think it’s really, really important that you care… Register to vote. Please vote. It really, really matters,” she added.
Although Eilish did not take any stand in favor of any candidate, she stressed the importance of voting specifying a couple of issues – racial injustices and climate change.