Meghan Markle urges Congress to fight for paid parental leave

Meghan Markle urges congressional leaders to fight for paid parental leave

10/21/2021 8:53:00 AM

Meghan Markle urges congressional leaders to fight for paid parental leave

'Like any parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents, we were overwhelmed,' the Duchess of Sussex wrote about welcoming her daughter with Prince Harry.

In a letter shared Wednesday byPaid Leave For All, the former Meghan Markle, 37, addressed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer on the importance of paid parental leave."Over the past 20 months, the pandemic has exposed long-existing fault lines in our communities," she wrote."At an alarming rate, millions of women dropped out of the workforce, staying home with their kids as schools and daycares were closed, and looking after loved ones full-time. The working mom or parent is facing the conflict of being present or being paid. The sacrifice of either comes at a great cost."

Meghan continued that the real"American dream" is stability."I started working (at the local frozen yogurt shop) at the age of 13," she wrote."I waited tables, babysat, and piecemealed jobs together to cover odds and ends. I worked all my life and saved when and where I could — but even that was a luxury — because usually it was about making ends meet and having enough to pay my rent and put gas in my car."

Meghan, who shares son Archie, 2, and Lili, 4 months, with husband Prince Harry, shared that her current circumstance sets her apart from many American parents."Likeparents, we were overjoyed. Likemanyparents, we were overwhelmed," the mom of two wrote."Like

fewerparents, we weren’t confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work. We knew we could take her home, and in that vital (and sacred) stage, devote any and everything to our kids and to our family. We knew that by doing so we wouldn’t have to make impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day."

The former senior royal reiterated that families should have to choose between making a living and caring for children or family members. Read more: »

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Trying to gain popularity Stop Harry & Meghan from abusing their British Royal Family titles while meddling in US politics & otherwise! Currently at 81,000, at 100,000 it will be considered for a debate in Parliament. Anyone can sign. Please sign & share. Total cost of MeMe's education: a WHOPPING $958,681 in today's dollars Little Red Schoolhouse (age 2-11) tuition $51,290 per year Immaculate Heart (age 12 -17) $18,825 per year Northwestern University $78,654 per year (including tuition books living exp)

Correction- the Duchess of Sussex did. Had Meghan Markle done it, that would be fine. She also lied in her letter. It’s a pattern for her. I must say I’m loving the photo chosen to appear alongside these articles. Did she forget to pay Sunshine Sachs as well as her Twitter trolls? 💛💛 une très belle lettre percutante sincère réfléchie.

I’m sure they will listen to her ! She’s one important person, that’s for sure.🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄 Therese31119052 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 MeghanMarkle Meghan PrinceHarry HarryandMeghan MeghanMarkleIsAnIcon MeghanMarkleIsABeauty weloveyoumeghan Somehow this valid message from an ex royal is offensive. I thought they wanted. Privacy? Hmmm

like she needed paid parental leave - just shut it Meghan

Meghan Markle Advocates For Paid Leave For All In Powerful Letter To Congress'No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child,' the Duchess of Sussex said. Why should anyone have to work at all? I mean if you can be gone for 2-3 months a year are you even needed. Real impact. Thank you Meghan🙏 What a crucial cause to get behind!

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Meghan Markle Advocates for Paid Leave in Letter to CongressMeghanMarkle: 'I’m writing to you at this deeply important time—as a mom—to advocate for paid leave.' When will their surely paid 5-month Parental Leave for their newborn, mental health and 'privacy' start? Since they got headlines in June for it, they've gone from one trend or topic or photo op to another. And how can Meghan address Congress via a UK title America doesn't allow? I wonder what Kate knows about making ends meet.. MARKLE IS A FRAUD,she is NOT a mother,has NO children,there is NO lilibet NO archie,they r fake dolls fantasies delusions from markle the mad narcissist psychopath,markle creates all the fake media,chases stalks unknown charities organizations,it gives her power 2 do this

Speak on it Meghan one of the richest countries in the world and this is still a problem. PaidLeaveForAll MeghanMarkle They need to fight for those that fought for us when it mattered the most. Paid parental leave is necessary but when you're a professional essential who sacrificed and worked when most everyone else quarantined and considered champions only to get betrayed later, is real bad.

None of your business lady. Using kids to get publicity. Shameful!!!! We should all thank Meghan for using her platform to address this issue! Last I read, the goal was for 12 weeks, however, due to inevitable package trimming, could be down to 4. Still progress. Show voters which party is truly for families, then build on it w/ bigger majorities

Meghan Markle Personally Pressures Congressional Dems Not to Fold on Paid Leave for All'Comprehensive paid leave should not be a place to compromise or negotiate,' writes the Duchess of Sussex. Pressures? “Two grandstanding jerks” made me laugh PaidLeaveforAll Yes!!!!

Meghan Markle Writes a Passionate Letter About Paid Family Leave“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to take care of their child,” she wrote. ✖️✖️✖️✖️ PaidLeaveforAll Queen Meghan 🙌🏾❤️

Read Meghan Markle's Galvanizing Letter to Congress on Paid Family and Medical Leave For AllMeghan Markle is using her platform to push for comprehensive paid leave at the federal level. This is soo true 👍 PaidLeaveforAll MadameDuchessMeghan 💯✅ ♥️💚🧡💛💜

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