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A painful message to the US Senate

A painful message to the US Senate

Meghan Markle has campaigned with prominent US lawmakers to introduce paid parental leave.

The basics in brief

  • Meghan Markle became a mother for the second time in June.
  • The Duchess is calling for paid parental leave in the United States.
  • She is sending a message to the US Senate.

Meghan Markle (40) campaigned for paid parental leave in the United States. The Duchess has published a letter to the Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (81), the majority leader in Senate, Charles Schumer (70).

You and Prince Harry (37) Like many parents, they were “elated” but also “overwhelmed” with the birth of their children. But unlike many others, they didn’t have to choose between “spending the first few months (…) with our baby or going back to work”.

Meghan Markle: ‘It’s about right or wrong’

The United States is one of the few countries in the world that does not guarantee paid leave. in the United StatesParliament A discussion is currently underway about changing this as part of President Joe Biden’s comprehensive social reforms (78).

In the negotiations, it appears that it is currently introducing a right to paid parental leave of up to four weeks. Biden and his Democrat originally requested twelve weeks.

“I know how politically charged things can be,” Meghan Markle continued. “But this is not about right or left, it is about right or wrong.” former actress and Prince Harry She has two children: a two-year-old archery and 20-week-old Lilibet. The family left the UK last year and now lives in California.

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