“Pennsylvania Declares 2023 the Taylor Swift Era”

Pennsylvania Declares 2023 the Taylor Swift Era: Taylor Swift mentions her home state of Pennsylvania in her song “Seven” and makes a reference to the Philadelphia Eagles in “Gold Rush.” Now, the Keystone State is singing her praises with a new resolution.

State lawmakers approved the proposal on Swift’s 34th birthday, officially recognizing 2023 as Pennsylvania’s “Taylor Swift era.”

House Resolution 282 was presented to the chamber on Wednesday night, narrowly passing with 103 yes votes and 100 nays. The resolution was introduced by Representatives Danielle Friel Otten, Jennifer O’Mara, Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz, Robert Freeman, Benjamin V. Sanchez, Arvind Venkat, Jose Giral, and Maureen E. Madden.

Swift adds the resolution to a long list of accomplishments this year, including being named the most-played artist globally on Spotify. Additionally, she has led the first tour to gross more than $1 billion and achieved the highest-grossing concert film of all time.

Taylor Swift Boosted Pennsylvania’s Economy and Increased Voter Engagement

“Pennsylvania (Taylor’s Version)” has reaped the benefits of her Midas touch over the past year, according to sponsors. The fervor for tickets to her tour spurred legislative action in the state, and elsewhere, albeit at a gradual pace, to address Ticketmaster’s shortcomings.

Swift boosted the local economy during her tour stops in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, contributing proceeds to hunger relief organizations as she progressed and encouraging thousands of people, especially young individuals, to register to vote, sponsors report.

The resolution also emphasized the milestones achieved by the Pennsylvania native this year.” Recognizing the year 2023 as the ‘Taylor Swift Era’ in Pennsylvania, in celebration of Ms. Swift’s recent selection as TIME Magazine’s 2023 Person of the Year and acknowledgment of her positive impact on Pennsylvania’s economy, voter registration numbers, consumer protections, and pro-labor practices,” it reads.

The resolution also refers to the pop star as a “role model” who has brought “joy to a society desperately in need of it.” The resolution continues: “Ms. Swift shines as a role model of courage, self-acceptance, and self-determination, persisting in the face of personal and professional obstacles and challenges.”

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