Meghan Markle Bestows Non-Profit Workers With Surprise Gift As They Fight For Paid Leave

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle has always been one to stand up for the rights of others. She has been at it with words of sustenance for issues that others have balked to address. She has never been one to back away; whether fighting for rights within her royal family or workers fighting for family leave.

Meghan Markle has, of late, focused on philanthropic work. She recently gifted workers Paid Leave +US, a non-profit, with a $25 gift card from Starbucks. Workers at the organization are fighting for medical and family leave for all by 2022.

Meghan Markle supplied the gift cards through Archewell Foundation, Prince Harry and Markle’s non-profit.

Communication director Neil Sroka of PL+US posted a picture of her gift card on Twitter. He expressed his gratitude to the Princess, a mother of two. 

He wrote that the Duchess of Sussex had been unbelievably classy with her gesture. He said that the workers were truly honored at the gesture and for the fact that she had their back in their fight.

Meghan Markle Thanks Senators For Pushing The PAID Leave Bill

Meghan Markle also thanked Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray, both Democrats, for plans to introduce the PAID Leave Act (Providing Americans, Insured Days of Leave Act).

The PAID Leave Act is a comprehensive emergency paid sick days and medical leave bill. It will be fully funded by the federal government to provide extra support to businesses and their workers during the pandemic and also public health emergencies in the future.

She thanked them for fighting for the bill and urged them to continue their fight.

In an open letter, Meghan Markle had also recently urged Congress to support compulsory paid leave for parents in America. In her letter, she shared her experience of welcoming her 2nd child with Prince Harry, Lillibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. She said that while her financial situation helped her lead a privileged life, it was not the case for most other families, faced with the tough reality of either staying home to look after their child or joining the workforce.

Meghan Markle said that they had the option of sharing time with their newborn in those sacred and vital months. But no families should be forced to take this decision, she wrote.