Meghan Markle is cold-calling Americans urging them to vote, Gloria Steinem says

Meghan Markle is cold-calling Americans urging them to vote, Gloria Steinem says

Meghan Markle has been cold-calling Americans urging them to vote, activist Gloria Steinem has revealed.


Steinem said the Duchess of Sussex recently moved to Los Angeles with her royal husband, Britain’s Prince Harry, and their young son Archie so she could participate in November’s presidential election — and has been active both in front of and behind the cameras to help elect Democrat Joe Biden and his vice-presidential running mate, Kamala Harris.


“[Markle] came home to vote,’’ Steinem told TV’s “Access Hollywood’’ in an online video posted Sunday, adding that the pair have been meeting up in the women’s rights leader’s house.


“And the first thing we did, and why she came to see me, was we sat at the dining room table here, where I am right now, and cold-called voters. And said, ‘Hello, I’m Meg,’ and, ‘Hello, I’m Gloria,’ and, ‘Are you going to vote.’


“That was her initiative,’’ Steinem said.


In August, Markle told Steinem that she was especially excited about the Democratic ticket because Harris is biracial, like she is.


“I’m so excited to see that kind of representation,’’’ said Markle, a former TV “Suits’’ star.


“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.”