Since there is evidence, that is, since she became a relatively well-known actress whose interventions are recorded on the Internet and in the memory of the people, it is clear that Meghan Markle has politics. He campaigned for Hillary Clinton, clashed with Donald Trump and when he got to the British Royal House they explained to him that a princess doesn’t do that, so he left it parked. However, we already know that this experiment of putting oneself at the service of His Majesty did not go well, so after his departure from the Royal House he has regained his old hobbies. Step by step, but without changing the course, the Duchess of Sussex has been betting on a political drift in her profile and now takes another step by becoming a lobbyist on “behalf of her family, Archie, Lili and Harry” .
A few hours ago the non-profit platform Paid leave for all (Paid leave for all) published a letter from the office of the Dukes of Sussex signed by Meghan dated October 20 and addressed to two high-level politicians, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (Democrat of California) and the Senate Majority Leader, fellow Democrat Charles E. Schumer. In the two-page, fourteen-paragraph writing, Meghan calls on the leaders of Congress to approve paid medical and family leave for all, which has been maternity and paternity leave after the birth of a child.
“I am not an elected official or a politician, I am a committed citizen and mother”, thus begins a text that denounces that women are leaving the labor market and that in the United States parents face the challenge of “being present” or earning money. This letter comes as President Biden’s plan to offer twelve weeks of paid family and medical leave runs the risk of being reduced or outright falling outside the package of social measures that his administration had announced.
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This intervention, even as a mother, makes Meghan part of what is known as “lobbying” or “lobbyist” which is trying to influence elected officials to ensure that the laws favor a certain group, organization, industry or general public. That is why this letter is serving as fuel for all those who believe that the aspirations of the Duchess of Sussex are political, something that is perfectly legal since she is not a Royal Highness but that in the United Kingdom continues to awaken the susceptibilities of those who do not forgive her for giving up being a British princess.
“I grew up on the $ 4.99 salads.”
The most intimate part of the letter is that Meghan talks about the financial situation in her own family when she was little. “I grew up on the $ 4’99 salad bar at Sizzler; It may have cost less back then (to be honest I can’t remember), but what I do remember is the feeling: I knew how hard my parents worked to pay for this because even at five dollars (4.30 euros), eating out was something special and I felt lucky“says the Duchess, referring to the fast food chain that popularized –as they invented it- the salad bar in the 1970s. I was going back to that same salad bar or The Old Spaghetti Factory, because that is what those families could pay, “he continues.
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In that letter he also details that from the age of thirteen he had to go to work to contribute to the domestic economy and to be able to meet his own expenses. Her first job was at a frozen yogurt shop, then she waited tables, babysitting, and other part-time jobs to “make ends meet or just get gas in the car.”. This portrait, which was known in part, contributes to that image that the actress has promoted from the beginning, that of a self-made woman and protagonist of the great American dream, that belief that in the United States you can experience social mobility towards above thanks to its own merits. An idea that is deeply rooted in the country and that is a good cover letter in political terms.
“On behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry, thank you for considering this letter”
Meghan admits that she is fortunate because neither she nor Harry have found themselves in the position of choosing between making a living and caring for their children and that no family should. “In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child. Like other parents we were very happy and also overwhelmed,” she says, referring to the birth of Lilibet Diana., which as you can see in this letter is affectionately called Lili.
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In a different tone, he asks that apathy not settle in Washington and encourages the new generation of politicians to put family first. “I know that politically things are loaded, but this is not about the right or the left, it is about what is right and what is wrong,” he adds.. “So, on behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry, I thank you for considering this letter, and on behalf of all families, I ask you to ensure that this momentous moment is not lost,” concludes the Duchess who stamps her signature as “Meg”.
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Meghan Markle gets closer to politics ‘on behalf of Archie, Lili and Harry’