Meghan Markle urges lawmakers to pass paid family leave
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Meghan Markle, 40, took it upon herself to lobby Republican politicians to include paid parental leave and a climate policy by the US Government. The Duchess of Sussex called enators Shelley Moore Capito and Susan Collins on a withheld number and told them who she was when they answered. It has since been reported Meghan is expected to make more of these calls.
Access Hollywood reported: “These won’t be the only calls Meghan Markle makes.
“Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from New York was the one that gave Meghan the numbers to the US Senators.
“She wants to be part of working group to work on paid leave long term and she’s going to be.
“Whether this comes to fruition now or later, she’ll be part of a group of women that hopefulyl will work on paid leave together.”
Royal biographer Angela Levin has mocked Meghan Markle for “jumping on the bandwagon” after the Duchess lobbied the Democrat speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi and the Majority Leader in the US Senate Chuck Schumer to push through a policy on parental leave.
Ms Levin claimed the measures, which have been backed by President Joe Biden, to introduce mandatory parental pay and sick leave had “already gone through” the US Congress.
Speaking to TalkRADIO, Ms Levin said: “She’s also trying to get a policy put through of parental leave, for the Government to pay parental leave, when it’s already gone through actually.
“The thing they haven’t decided is how long each family can use it for.
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“She sort of jumped on the bandwagon as she often does so she can claim it was her letter ‘that done it’.
“Also the signature at the end. This is a professional letter to senior politicians and the signature is then by her and also by Archie, Lili and Harry.
“But surely Archie and Lili aren’t yet involved in having parental leave.”
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Ms Levin added: “I think it’s yet another shock for Megan which has got loads of publicity, which is obviously one aim of it.
“She has abused the royal thing of being a British royal or, you know, working as a British royal because she’s actually trying to tell another government what to do.
“The heading on the paper is the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex Yeah, which is definitely an abuse.
“The other thing is she takes on different types, you know, she becomes a sort of young sort of guru, saying that she understands how these families feel she’s representing the families, how does she know that I mean this is Megan taking the global view again.”
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