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Angelina Jolie visits the White House for summit over Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie visits the White House for summit over Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie Meets With White House Officials On Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie visited the White House in Washington DC to meet officials to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act on Wednesday (Sep. 15, 2021).

She was later spotted on Capitol Hill where she met US gymnasts who were testifying to discuss the improper investigation in the Larry Nassar case.

The Oscar award-winning actress also briefly made an appearance at the White House press briefing room as she spoke with reporters about the need for the reauthorization of the legislation.

Angelina Jolie Meets With White House Officials On Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie (C) boards an elevator after meeting behind closed doors with some of the gymnasts who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jolie is in Washington to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with members of Congress and members of the Biden administration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“I feel like I walked into a press conference. I’ve had good bipartisan meetings, so that’s encouraging. It feels just like it should feel, feels very serious,” she told the reporters.

Jolie rep informed that the actress was to have a discussion with Senate and Department of Justice officials, regarding the rights of women and children and health in families.

Angelina Jolie Meets With White House Officials On Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie (L) leaves after meeting behind closed doors with some of the gymnasts who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jolie is in Washington to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with members of Congress and members of the Biden administration. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“UNHCR Special Envoy is in D.C. for a second day meeting with senior White House and Department of Justice officials, and senators to continue to advocate for the rights of women and children and health in families.

In her meetings, she will talk about the importance of VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, judicial training, and health equity including non-biased forensic evidence collection”, Jolie’s spokesperson said in a statement.

Jolie also met with White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who tweeted about their meeting and called the actress “tireless and committed” when it comes to advocating for the rights of women and children.

Angelina Jolie Meets With White House Officials On Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie (2nd L) talks with reporters in the White House briefing room before a meeting with officials from the Justice Department September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jolie has been in Washington to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with members of Congress and members of the Biden administration. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie Meets With White House Officials On Reauthorization Of Violence Against Women Act
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie (L) talks with reporters in the White House briefing room before a meeting with officials from the Justice Department September 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jolie has been in Washington to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act with members of Congress and members of the Biden administration. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Psaki mentioned how Angelina discussed the importance of the renewal of the Violence Against Women Act during their brief meet.

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