Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are calling on Americans to step out of the "most important elections of our lives" this November and vote. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex acted together as part of the time 100 event on September 22nd, recognizing those named on the magazine's list of most influential people in 2020. Your message is clear: speak with your voice.
"Every four years we are told the same thing that this is the most important choice of our life," said Meghan. "But it is. When we vote, our values will be put into action and our voices heard. Your vote is a reminder that you are important because you do and you deserve to be heard."
Since she and Harry gave up their royal titles earlier this year, Meghan has been particularly vocal in urging people to vote in the elections. She has participated in a number of interviews and virtual panels to promote voter registration and even made a few calls to Gloria Steinem.
Harry admitted he will not vote in this year's election and has never voted as a member of the politically neutral British royal family. Even so, he pleaded with all observers to carefully consider where to get their information from and to decline hateful content before November.
"For many, when bad outweighs good, whether we realize it or not, it undermines our ability to have compassion and put ourselves in someone else's shoes. When a person shops online in negativity, the effects are felt exponentially It's time not only to think but to act, ”Harry said. "As we approach this November, it is important that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity."
"It is time not only to reflect, but also to act." On this # NationalVoterRegistrationDay, # Time100 alumni Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, stand up for the future. pic.twitter.com/JerXHxiZK3
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