Meghan MarkleShe’s explicitly becoming involved in American politics, for the first. She’s written a letter advocating for paid parental leave and Republican leaders are not happy about it. Some say she should be stripped her royal titles.
Paid Parental Leave
Harry and Markle are passionate advocates for many social issues. They’re full-time philanthropists and one cause dear to them is paid parental leave. The United States does not have a national paid parental leave system. Being called an “anonymous” “engaged citizen and a parent,” Markle writes: “I’m writing to you on behalf of millions of American families who are using their voices to say that comprehensive paid leave should not be a place to compromise or negotiate.”
Correctly, she also notes that most countries with the same wealth as the United States are not wealthy. “have paid leave policies in place.”
Missouri Republican Revolts
Missouri Republican Representative Jason Smith heard the plea for rights that other developed countries share and lashed out. A letter was sent to the Daily MailHe writes: “Ms. Markle’s latest interference in U.S. politics reignites the question in my mind as to why the Royal Family does not simply strip her and Harry officially of their titles, particularly since she insists on sending this under the pretense of being the Duchess of Sussex.”
Harry and Markle have been vocal supporters of Black Lives Matter. This is something tabloids don’t like. It seems Smith isn’t a fan either He disregards her plea as “laughable,”According to the report, paid parental leave is possible “is aimed more at helping global elites get huge tax breaks than helping the working families she claims to have dined with.”
It is important to remember that paid parental leave doesn’t have to be a political issue. According to the Pew Research Center, there’s been widespread supportSince years, family leave is paid for. Smith is blocking something that a large majority of Americans (people who elected him) want.
There was no difference
Sadly, that’s neither here nor there. Many hate Markle and denigrate her, so Smith may be trying to score brownie points with constituents by attacking her letter. She’s got just as much a right as anyone to advocate for what she believes in and has a large platform where she may be able to make a difference.
Markle’s letter made no difference. Democrats It was slashed from Joe Biden’s budget plan over pushback from Senator Joe Manchin. It will be difficult to give up on paid parental leave.