On Thursday, Duchess Meghan (formerly Meghan Markle) made her most political remarks ever since marrying into the royal family while attending a virtual couch party organized by Glamour, When We All Vote and The United State of Women. The event celebrated 100 years since the 19th Amendment allowed women to vote in the United States.
Meghan makes political remarks: "This fight is worth fighting"
As a special guest, Meghan joined former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, Glamour's editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, actor and activist Yvette Nicole Brown and DJ Diamond Kuts for a discussion about the upcoming election and spoke about the "change" she wants to see happen on November 3.
During the video call, Meghan said: "I'm really thrilled that you asked me to be a part of this, this is such an exceptional time. As I was thinking about this a little bit I thought, when I think about voting and why this is so exceptionally important for all of us, I would frame it as: we vote to honour those who came before us and protect those who will come after us, because that’s what community is all about. That's specifically what this election is all about."
"I think we're only 75 days away from election day," she continued. "That is so very close, and yet there is so much work to be done in that amount of time. We all know what's at stake this year, I know it. And all of you certainly know it if you're here on this fun event with this, then you're all just as mobilized and just as energized to see the change that we all need and deserve."
Meghan celebrates 100 years of women's right to vote in U.S.
The Duchess also commented on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women in the U.S. the right to vote when it was ratified back in 1920. "This week we are recognizing the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which of course gave women the right to vote, but not all women," she said.
"And specifically not women of color. As we look at things today, though it had taken decades longer for women to get the right to vote, even today we are watching so many women in different communities, who are marginalized, still struggling to see that right to come to fruition. It's just simply not okay."
Closing out her most political remarks made to date, ever since marrying into the royal family, she said: "This fight is worth fighting, and we all have to be out there mobilizing . . . At this juncture, if we aren't part of the solution, we're part of the problem."