Reps. Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell invite Britney Spears to speak to Congress

Posted at 3:10 PM, Feb 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-16 23:18:41-05

WASHINGTON D.C — Britney Spears revealed on her social media accounts that she received an invitation from two Democratic members of Congress to speak about her conservatorship.

In November of 2021, Spears was freed from a 13-year conservatorship.

The letter was written on December 1, 2021. It is signed by Reps. Charlie Crist and Eric Swalwell. Congressman Crist is running to be Governor of Florida.

Spears acknowledged the letter on Instagram and said she received it months ago. She said, "Because of the letter, I felt heard and like I mattered for the first time in my life!!!" she said.

The letter applauded Spears for her "historic victories" and it asked for her to share her story in her own words about how she achieved justice.

The letter said, "We applaud your inspiring fight and stand ready to assist you in any way that we can."

In July, federal lawmakers introduced a new bill called the FREE Act to protect Americans whose rights have been stripped away under guardianship. The court-appointed guardian can control every aspect of a person's life including their finances, where they live, and who they associate with or even communicate with. The proposed law would, for the first time, provide federal protection for people under guardianship.

"My district in Florida, we’ve got a lot of senior citizens and we hear a lot in my office about constituents that have this very same kind of problem. It's just on a different scale because it’s Britney Spears and she’s so well known, but credit to her for having the courage to make this known by people worldwide. Let’s face it, it took a lot of strength and my hats off to her for having done so," said Congressman Crist.