They are hoping to register 300,000 voters.

By Alyssa Hardy
Aug 20, 2020 @ 10:46 am
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Meghan Markle is helping people get more politically involved, and to exercise their civic duty.

The Duchess of Sussex is one of the special guests at “When All Women Vote #CouchParty,” an event hosted by When We All Vote, Michelle Obama's organization. The goal is to register 300,000 voters in honor of the passage of the 19th amendment.

The event will take place at 5 p.m. EST on August 20th, and will feature Valerie Jarrett, co-chair of USOW and When We All Vote board chair, as well as Glamour editor-in-chief Samantha Barry, actor and activist Yvette Nicole Brown, and DJ Diamond Kuts. 

It makes sense that Markle would join the event — not only is she a self-described feminist, she has also recently been vocal about the importance of voting.

She told Marie Claire earlier this month, "I know what it's like to have a voice, and also what it's like to feel voiceless. I also know that so many men and women have put their lives on the line for us to be heard. And that opportunity, that fundamental right, is in our ability to exercise our right to vote and to make all of our voices heard."

She continued, "One of my favorite quotes, and one that my husband and I have referred to often, is from Kate Sheppard, a leader in the suffragist movement in New Zealand, who said, 'Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the parched ground is made up of single drops.' That is why I vote."

Michelle Obama and the duchess have become closer in the years since Barack left office. Markle interviewed Obama for the 2019 September issue of British Vogue, and even attended the former FLOTUS's Becoming tour in London. It's great to see them coming back together for such an important cause.