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Angelina Jolie Visits White House, Meets with Officials Over Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie Visits White House, Meets with Officials Over Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie had a busy day in Washington, DC on Wednesday (September 15).

The actress/director/humanitarian was first seen at the White House to meet with officials from the Justice Department to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Angelina‘s rep told CNN, “UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in D.C. for a second day meeting with Senior White House and DOJ 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.”

“It’s a health crisis, what is happening,” Angelina herself said. “And it’s going to be solved if we look at it as health and families and invest. … And there is the harm within the families, especially for the children and getting the care early, and the prevention.”

Later in the day, Angelina met with some of the gymnasts who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in a hearing to discuss the improper investigation about the sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar.

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