Prince Harry Meghan Markle & are advising Americans to vote this November, saying the country must “reject hate speech” and “misinformation.”
“Every four years, we’re told the same thing: that this is the most important election of our lifetime,” Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, said Tuesday in a video that aired as part of a “Time 100” TV special on ABC. “But this one is.”
“As we approach this November, it’s vital that we reject hate speech, misinformation and online negativity,” Prince Harry said.
According to Prince Harry’s official website, as head of state, Queen Elizabeth and her family must “remain strictly neutral with respect to political matters, unable to vote or stand for election.”
“When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard,” Markle said in the couple’s video message. “Your voice is a reminder that you matter, because you do, and you deserve to be heard.”
“As we work to reimagine the world around us,” Markle added, “let’s challenge ourselves to build communities of compassion.”
“It’s time to not only reflect, but act.” This #NationalVoterRegistrationDay, join #Time100 alumni Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in taking action for the future. pic.twitter.com/JerXHxiZK3
— ABC (@ABCNetwork) September 23, 2020