Source: Crazy Days and Nights
There is no chance it will ever happen in a million years, but the fact the alliterate former actress thought her name should be in the pool of replacements in case a Senator from California needed to be replaced after the election, shows the level of out of touch in which she is currently living.
Democratic Vice-President nominee for the 2020 election
Meghan Markle Says She Is ‘So Excited’ for Kamala Harris’ Vice President Nomination
Meghan Markle is “so excited” to see the representation of women of color in vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
While discussing the upcoming election with feminist icon Gloria Steinem, the Duchess of Sussex shared what it means to have Harris as the running mate for Joe Biden, making her the first Black woman and the first person of Indian descent to be nominated for national office by a major party.
“I’m so excited to see that kind of representation,” Meghan said. “You know, for me, being biracial, growing up, whether it was a doll or a person in office, you need to see someone who looks like you in some capacity. As many of us believe, you can only be what you can see. And in the absence of that, how can you aspire to something greater than what you see in your own world?”
Meghan, 39, also shared that she’s spoken with Democratic politician and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams regarding her concerns with voter suppression.
“I had the chance to speak with Stacey Abrams about this to try to get a better understanding of what to do, for example, if you’re a person of color and you’re in line, for potentially hours on end, and during that time someone tries to intimidate you to tell you that you should get out of line because you might be under surveillance or any number of intimidation tactics that are so scary,” she said.
“And then you think: ‘You know, it’s not worth it.’ You decide to step out of line and relinquish your right to vote,” Meghan continued. “That’s bad enough, but then there’s a ripple effect because whoever is in the back of the line says, ‘Whatever they did to them…I don’t want that to happen to me.’ That, I think, is so frightening. But I wonder how we circumvent that and how we get people to feel empowered.” – Source
Meghan Markle to follow in Kamala Harris’s footsteps with next appearance
Meghan Markle, 38, is due to close the 19th Represents Gender and Politics summit on Friday. The Duchess’ latest appearance will follow a milestone interview from Senator Kamala Harris – her first since she was made the 2020 Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate earlier this week by Joe Biden.
The 19th Represents is a five day summit that aims to “empower all women and gender diverse people with the information, community and tools they need to be equal participants in our democracy” and includes guest speakers Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates among others.
Kamala Harris’s inclusion in Friday’s line-up was particularly powerful as it was her first appearance since becoming Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.
During the interview Harris spoke about voter access, how the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities and how a Biden-Harris campaign will prioritise marginalised communities in the US.
Earlier this week Meghan was among 100 influential women to share why she planned to vote in November’s US election with Marie Claire. – Source
“The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing.” Thank you, Meghan, for this powerful statement. pic.twitter.com/tDf26TSgNz
— Kamala Harris (@SenKamalaHarris) June 5, 2020