Meghan Markle's next appearance has been revealed, and it's one that's dedicated to a cause she feels strongly about! As Hello! shares, the Duchess of Sussex is set to join in on an exciting online event celebrating women's right to vote!
Meghan to join in on virtual women's suffrage event
Meghan will be taking part in The United State of Women and When We All Vote's event on Thursday, August 20. The event celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote! The Duchess of Sussex will be joined by Board Chair Valerie Jarrett, actor and activist Yvette Nicole Brown, Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, and DJ Diamond Kuts.
The program for the event makes it clear that it's an inclusive celebration of women's suffrage! "We will honour the 19th Amendment, celebrate the women of colour who have fought to make the promise of the 19th Amendment a reality for ALL women, and highlight the need to expand voting rights for marginalized communities," it reads.
Meghan has spoken about the importance of voting before
Meghan has been quite vocal about the importance of voting recently! As Hello! mentions, she was one of the 100 women Marie Claire US chose to ask about voting in the US election. "I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless," she said. "I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard."
"And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard," she continued. "One of my favourite quotes, and one that my husband and I have referred to often is from Kate Sheppard, a leader in the suffragist movement in New Zealand, who said, 'Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes that parched ground is made up of single drops.' That is why I vote."
Meghan also talked about voting during her last public appearance, which was at a virtual summit on social change! While talking to Emily Ramshaw, CEO of The 19th*, the Duchess of Sussex called the right to vote "a privilege" and mentioned that she, unlike Prince Harry, has the ability to cast a ballot. We're glad to see Meghan setting an example for women by speaking out about the importance of voting!