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Meghan Markle And Gloria Steinem Have Been Cold-Calling People To Vote Following Their Backyard Chat

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Since leaving behind their royal duties and relocating to the states, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been actively encouraging people to vote in this year’s U.S. election. 

In a landmark chat with feminist icon Gloria Steinem back in August (in her backyard no less), Markle urged for young people to vote and discussed the prolific issue of voter suppression

And now Steinem has revealed that both her and the Duchess of Sussex have been cold-calling members of the public to talk to them about the upcoming presidential election.

Talking to Access Hollywood, Steinem explained that she and Markle wrapped up their chat by picking up the phone and calling people. 

“The first thing we did… the reason why she came to see me was… we sat at the dining room table where I am right now and cold-called voters and said ‘Hello, I’m Meg’ and ‘Hello, I’m Gloria… are you going vote?’ That was her initiative.”

Meghan Markle Gloria Steinem

Steinem also praised Markle for how she’s been dealing with her public scrutiny.

“She has a stereotype hanging over her head of this ‘princess’,” she said.

“I think there was a book once called A Princess Ate My Daughter. The whole idea of ‘princess’ is a problem. We had a whole revolution to get rid of royalty. Meg is herself, smart, authentic, funny [and] political.”

Markle has been passionately calling upon non-voters to get involved ever since returning to the U.S., and even expressed her own excitement for the 2020 presidential race during a video for the When We All Vote initiative, where she teamed up with Michelle Obama

When I think about voting and why this is so exceptionally importance for all of us, I would frame it as: We vote to honour those who came before us and to protect those who will come after us because that’s what community is all about and that’s specifically what this election is all about,” she said. 

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