Angelina Jolie paid a visit to the White House yesterday to demonstrate her unwavering support for women and girls around the world.According to CNN, the Oscar winner met with officials in Washington to discuss the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Senator Joe Biden championed the momentous legislation in 1994, which was eventually enacted and signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton.”UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in D.C. for a second day meeting with Senior White House and DOJ officials, as well as Senators to continue to advocate for the rights of women and children and family health,” a spokesman for Jolie told the site.
She will discuss the significance of reauthorizing VAWA, FBI reforms, judicial training, and health equity, including non-biased forensic evidence collecting, at her meetings.”The actress and philanthropist stopped by the White House press briefing room to speak with reporters on why she supports the bill’s reauthorization.”What’s going on is a health crisis,” Jolie remarked. “And it will be solved if we approach it from the standpoint of health and families, and we spend….” There’s also the harm that occurs within families, particularly for children, and the importance of early intervention and prevention.”
During her visit, according to CNN, Jolie spoke with White House press secretary Jen Psaki, communications director Kate Bedingfield, and White House Gender Policy co-chair Jennifer Klein. “Met briefly this morning with the tireless and committed #AngelinaJolie to discuss about the necessity of reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and the importance of continuing to fight for women, children, and families around the world,” Psaki tweeted about Jolie’s White House appearance.