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Meghan Markle Writes Letter to Congress Demanding a Major Law to Create a New 'National Right'

Added 10-21-21 08:45:02pm EST - “The Duchess of Sussex wrote a letter to Congress advocating for the paid family leave program included in Biden's 'Build Back Better' agenda.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Meghan Markle Writes Letter to Congress Demanding a New 'National Right' to Paid Family Leave”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Writing as “an engaged citizen and a parent,” the Duchess of Sussex penned a letter advocating paid parental leave to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Paid family leave is part of President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda. The program would provide paid leave for anyone who needs to take time off to care for children or ailing family members.

The White House estimates that it would cost about $225 billion in taxpayer money over the next 10 years.

The duchess opted for emotional arguments to support the plan, using stories from her past and present to pull on readers’ heartstrings.

Markle said her parents worked hard just to maintain financial stability and that she joined the workforce at age 13, scrimping and saving to make ends meet.

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