Meghan Markle Delivers Empowering Speech About Women's Right to Vote
By Scott Baumgartner
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Meghan Markle is using her prominence to encourage women everywhere to head to the polls!
On Sunday, she and her husband Prince Harry arrived in New Zealand to great fanfare. That’s where she took the podium at the Government House to honor the 125 anniversary of women’s suffrage in the country, as well as the importance of women casting their votes.
“The achievements of the women of New Zealand who campaigned for their right to vote, and were the first in the world to achieve it, are universally admired,” she stated. “Suffrage is not simply about the right to vote but also about what that represents. The basic and fundamental human right of being able to participate in the choices for your future and that of your community. The involvement and voice that allows you to be a part of the very world you are a part of.”
“The basic and fundamental human right of all people - including members of society who have been marginalized whether for reasons of race, gender, ethnicity or orientation - to be able to participate in the choices for their future and their community,” she continued. “So bravo New Zealand for championing this right 125 years ago - for the women who well deserve to have an active voice and acknowledged vote, and for all of the people that this effort has paved the way for globally.”