Meghan Markle has been extensively speaking out about the upcoming elections now that she is finally back home to cast her vote.
The Duchess of Sussex recently came forth during the When We All Vote event, encouraging women to take part and push other women into doing the same.
“We all know what’s at stake this year. I know it. Today, we are watching so many women in different communities who are marginalized still struggling to see that right [to vote] come to fruition, and that is—it’s just simply not okay,” said Meghan.
“And we look at the attempts of voter suppression and what that’s doing, it’s all the more reason we need each of you to be out there supporting each other, to understand that this fight is worth fighting, and we all have to be out there mobilizing to have our voices heard,” she went on to say.
“So you know it’s interesting we are obviously faced with a lot of problems in our world right now, both in the physical world and in the digital world. But we can and must do everything we can to ensure all women have their voices heard. Because at this juncture, if we aren’t part of the solution, we are part of the problem. If you aren’t going out there and voting, then you’re complicit. If you’re complacent, you’re complicit,” she continued.
She went on to urge women to stand up for what they believe in and fight for the causes closest to their heart: “I think when we are looking at all the different ways we can engage, we can support on some other, it doesn’t necessarily matter what the issue is that speaks to your heart: maybe it’s the environment. Maybe it’s the rights of women. Maybe it’s the rights of children or maybe it’s healthcare.”
“Whatever it is, we can make the difference in this election, and we will make the difference in this election,” she said.
“You know, in the fraught moment right now that we find our nation in, exercising your right to vote isn’t simply being part of the solution, it’s being part of a legacy. So thank you for being part of that legacy with us,” she concluded.