By Amanda Wicks
As Donald Trump’s campaign soldiers on, more and more artists are speaking out against the presidential hopeful.
Add Fifth Harmony to that list now. The group, which includes Ally Brooke Hernandez, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Dinah Jane and Camila Cabello, haven’t yet shied away from discussing many issues affecting their gender and generation.
Fifth Harmony made the November 2015 cover of Latina magazine, where they opened up about the prospect of Trump in the White House. “That really scares me — to think that he could be my future president, and have power of my life, my parents, my friends,” Kordei said. “For him to be president would be a step backward.”
Trump’s opinion about immigrants hits close to home for Cabello, who said, “As an immigrant myself, to have someone say such disgusting things about my people—my dad who came from Mexico, my mom who worked at Marshall’s before she became an architect, and me pursuing my singing dreams—it’s terrible.”
Rather than be frightened, though, Jauregui hopes candidates like Trump will encourage—possibly even push—young voters to take action. “We have the mass majority, and if young people don’t get involved in the voting process, then Trump’s going to win,” she said. “He’s catering to a portion of Americans—the racist ones. It’s little things like that. If I can get 20 more girls to vote then that’s 20 more votes against something that could be negative.”