“Our rights, our freedoms and our future are at stake”

Billie Eilish urges her fans to vote in the midterm elections.  (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Billie Eilish urges her fans to vote in the midterm elections. (Photo: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

Billie Eilish is looking to swing the vote ahead of next Tuesday’s midterm elections.

On Friday, the 20-year-old singer posted a video urging her fans to show up at the polls. And while Eilish didn’t endorse any specific candidate, the California native made her stance clear on important issues like abortion rights.

“I want to explain why I’m voting this year, and how important I think it is that you vote too,” the ‘Bad Guy’ singer told fans in the video. “I look at what’s on the ballot and what’s at stake, and it scares me.

“Our rights, our freedoms and our future are at stake, and if we don’t show up, there’s a good chance we’ll see a nationwide ban on abortion, no exceptions,” she continued. “They also want to take away our freedom to marry whoever we love, restrict the right to vote and enact laws that threaten the progress that needs to be made on climate change. The only way to be certain of the future is to do it ourselves, which is why we have to vote on or before November 8.”

Eilish attached a photo of herself with her family – including her brother Finneas and his girlfriend, Claudia Sulewski – as they cast their ballots. “It was so easy,” Finneas, who won the Oscar for Best Original Song alongside his sister earlier this year, commented on his own Instagram page.

Eilish cast her ballot alongside her brother Finneas, his girlfriend, Claudia Sulewski, and their parents, Patrick O'Connell and Maggie Baird.  (Photo: Finneas/Instagram Stories)

Eilish cast her ballot alongside her brother Finneas, his girlfriend, Claudia Sulewski, and their parents, Patrick O’Connell and Maggie Baird. (Photo: Finneas/Instagram Stories)

Eilish asked her followers to make their own voting plans, signing off with an empowering note: “Let’s show them what our power looks like,” she said.

The pop star’s post comes just over a year after she lambasted Texas abortion laws during a concert at the Austin City Limits music festival last October.

“When they made this shit law, I almost didn’t want to do the show, because I wanted to punish this fucking place for allowing this to happen here,” she told the crowd. “But then I remembered that you guys are the fucking victims, and you deserve everything in the world.”

Eilish raised her middle finger defiantly and shouted, “My body, my fucking choice!” during the show, during which she also railed against climate change deniers.

“If you don’t think global warming exists, you’re a hell of a loser,” the Grammy winner said.

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