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Screenshot from YouTube "Only the Young"/Eleven Films

This bold new music video from Eleven Films opens with Kamala Harris asking, "Why are so many powerful people trying to make it so difficult for us to vote?"

Then footage of the past four tormented years unrolls, from family separations to mass shootings, demonstrations against racism, and a maskless Trump unrolls, juxtaposed with hopeful images of Harris, Joe Biden, and ordinary Americans. And behind the montage swells Only the Young, Taylor Swift's protest anthem, recorded for her Netflix documentary Miss Americana. (In that film she declared, "I want to be on the right side of history.")

Released by California Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell's re-election campaign, the video was posted today in his tweet and marks the first time that the singer has licensed her work for an election message.

In her verses, that message couldn't be more plain: Young people must stand up and vote as a matter of survival:

They aren't gonna help us

Too busy helping themselves

They aren't gonna change this

We gotta do it ourselves







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