Meghan Markle writes open letter to Congress advocating for paid family leave

Meghan Markle writes open letter to Congress advocating for paid family leave



Meghan Markle has written an open letter to Congress, advocating for paid family leave in the U.S.



The letter was published on the website Paid Leave For All.



In the letter, the duchess of Sussex looks back at her own upbringing, how hard her family worked to provide for her growing up and how the pandemic has pushed millions of women out of the workforce.



She wrote: "I'm not an elected official, and I'm not a politician. I am, like many, an engaged citizen and a parent. And because you and your congressional colleagues have a role in shaping family outcomes for generations to come, that's why I'm writing to you at this deeply important time—as a mom—to advocate for paid leave.



"Over the past 20 months, the pandemic has exposed long-existing fault lines in our communities. 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.Latest Post
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