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Meghan Markle buys coffee for employees of group campaigning for paid family leave

Meghan Markle was hailed as ‘classy’ after buying coffee for workers who worked overtime to campaign for paid family and medical leave in the US after writing to politicians calling for a ‘national right’.

The Duchess of Sussex gifted gifted employees of PL+US, a group running a national campaign to win paid family and medical leave by 2022, a $25 Starbucks voucher through her nonprofit Archewell.

Earlier this month, Meghan, 40, wrote a passionate plea to senior congressmen over proposed parental and sick leave legislation, not as a “politician” but as a “committed citizen and a parent…and as a mother.”

Neil Sroka, the group’s communications director, took Twitter writing: ‘The Duchess of Sussex (aka #MeghanMarkle) bought everyone at @PaidLeaveUS a few cups of coffee while we work overtime for #SavePaidLeave.

Meghan Markle, pictured in her California home, was hailed as “stylish” after buying coffee for employees who worked overtime to campaign for paid family and medical leave in the US after writing to politicians pleading for it. to make a ‘national law’

The Duchess of Sussex gifted gifted workers at PL+US, a group running a national campaign to win paid family and medical leave by 2022, a $25 Starbucks voucher through her nonprofit Archewell

The Duchess of Sussex gifted gifted workers at PL+US, a group running a national campaign to win paid family and medical leave by 2022, a $25 Starbucks voucher through her nonprofit Archewell

The Duchess of Sussex gifted gifted workers at PL+US, a group running a national campaign to win paid family and medical leave by 2022, a $25 Starbucks voucher through her nonprofit Archewell

“Incredibly stylish… and necessary. Really honored to know she has our backs in the fight to win.”

The 1,030-word letter asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, both Democrats, to consider her plea “on behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry.”

It was written on Sussex’s new post-royal letterhead, which prominently uses their titles, but not their official numbers.

The letter concerns landmark legislation passed by Congress that would make 12 weeks of paid family and sick leave available to most workers as part of the new federal policy.

Neil Sroka, the group's communications director, wrote on Twitter: 'The Duchess of Sussex (aka #MeghanMarkle) bought everyone at @PaidLeaveUS a few cups of coffee while we work overtime for #SavePaidLeave'

Neil Sroka, the group's communications director, wrote on Twitter: 'The Duchess of Sussex (aka #MeghanMarkle) bought everyone at @PaidLeaveUS a few cups of coffee while we work overtime for #SavePaidLeave'

Neil Sroka, the group’s communications director, wrote on Twitter: ‘The Duchess of Sussex (aka #MeghanMarkle) bought everyone at @PaidLeaveUS a few cups of coffee while we work overtime for #SavePaidLeave’

The US is one of a handful of countries that do not guarantee paid sick leave or maternity or paternity benefits.

She wrote: ‘I am not an elected official and I am not a politician. Like many, I am a concerned citizen and parent.

“And because you and your congressional colleagues play a role in shaping family outcomes for generations to come, that’s why I’m writing to you at this very important moment — as a mother — to advocate for paid time off.”

Meghan says the Covid pandemic has exposed “long-standing fault lines in our communities” and says “millions of women” have been forced to stop working to care for their children due to the closure of schools and childcare facilities.

Meghan Markle said she wrote the letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer “as a mother” and “on behalf of millions of American families”

The former Suits actress, who signed off as “Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex,” closed the letter by writing, “As we’re going to create a new era of family policy, let’s get off the program for any American who is guaranteed, accessible and encouraged without stigma or punishment.

‘I know how politically charged things can – and have – become. But this isn’t about right or left, it’s about right or wrong.

“This is about putting families above politics. And for a refreshing change, it’s something we can all agree on. At a time when everything feels so divisive, let this be a common goal that unites us.

“So, on behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry, thank you for considering this letter, and on behalf of all families, please make sure that this important moment is not lost.”

The Duchess admits she and Harry are lucky not to have had to make “impossible” choices about work and family.

Reflecting on her family life after the birth of Lilibet earlier this year, Meghan said: 'In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child.  Like all parents, we were overjoyed.  Like many parents we were overwhelmed'

Reflecting on her family life after the birth of Lilibet earlier this year, Meghan said: 'In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child.  Like all parents, we were overjoyed.  Like many parents we were overwhelmed'

Reflecting on her family life after Lilibet’s birth earlier this year, Meghan said: “In June, my husband and I welcomed our second child. Like all parents, we were overjoyed. Like many parents we were overwhelmed’

“No family should be confronted with these decisions.

“No family should have to choose between earning a living and having the freedom to care for their child (or a loved one, or themselves, as we would see with a comprehensive paid leave plan),” she says.

“I understand that with everything going on these days, people might find it easy to be apathetic about what’s happening in Washington DC…but with such high stakes, none of us can afford to let apathy win.” .

“So, on behalf of my family, Archie and Lili and Harry, thank you for considering this letter, and on behalf of all families, please make sure that this important moment is not lost.”

A spokesperson for Meghan said she “cares deeply about advocating for families in the US and around the world” and had worked with three campaign organizations on the issue.

Earlier this week, Meghan, who gave birth to her daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor on June 4 this year, appeared on YouTube account Brightly Storytime to read her children’s book The Bench.

Sitting on a chair in her yard at her $14.65 million Montecito mansion she shares with Prince Harry and their two children Archie, two, and Lilibet, Meghan said: ‘Today I am going to read you my book The Bench with illustrator Christian Robinson.

Early reviews for Meghan’s first attempt at writing have not been universally positive, although it has been cooed that “the book’s stories and illustrations give us snapshots of shared moments that evoke a deep sense of warmth.”

The Duchess of Sussex explained how she wrote the book as a poem for her husband Harry and their son Archie

The Duchess of Sussex explained how she wrote the book as a poem for her husband Harry and their son Archie

The Duchess of Sussex explained how she wrote the book as a poem for her husband Harry and their son Archie

“I asked him to do something special for me and use watercolors, which is not the normal medium he works in, but he did it to make it extra special.

“I wrote this as a poem for my husband and our son Archie and turned it into a book for you to enjoy.”

At the end of the clip, the Duchess can be seen closing the book and explaining: ‘I hope you enjoyed The Bench, I loved sharing it with you.

“And now I hope you’re able to find your own special bench, or chair, or quiet corner.

“Just a place that means something to you and that you can share with someone you love. Have a nice day and come back to Brightly Storytime soon. Bye!’

Meghan has claimed that her children’s book The Bench showcases “another side of masculinity” in a message to thank readers after it became a New York Times bestseller.

In a statement announcing her book in May 2021, the Duchess said she wanted the story, which was published June 8 by Random House, to be told through an “inclusive lens” and show a “diverse group of father and sons.” contain.

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