Meghan Markle is showing her support for paid leave.
In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the Suits alum, who wrote as an “engaged citizen and a parent,” called upon the lawmakers to help those achieve “the dream of stability” by giving them the opportunity to continue in the workforce by guaranteeing paid leave.
Markle, who welcomed her second child — daughter Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor — with her husband Prince Harry earlier this year, wrote about growing up in a household with working parents and limited disposable income. The inequity between her past financial situation, and her current reality, made her particularly passionate about the issue of paid leave, especially when she saw how privileged she was to take time off to care for Lilibet.
“Like fewer parents, we weren’t confronted with the harsh reality of either spending those first few critical months with our baby or going back to work,” Markle wrote. “We knew we could take her home, and in that vital (and sacred) stage, devote any and everything to our kids and to our family. We knew that by doing so we wouldn’t have to make impossible choices about childcare, work, and medical care that so many have to make every single day.”
She declared that “no family should have to choose between earning a living and having the…