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Angelina Jolie Takes Herself to Capitol Hill



Angelina Jolie on Tuesday met with senators, including Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, to urge the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and to advocate for the rights of women and children. Jolie is seeking provisions to better protect children against domestic violence and to prioritize children's health and safety in legal responses to trauma, including through judicial training and advancements in forensic evidence collection.

Her rep issued a statement from her in which she said, “I’m in DC leading up to the VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, and other important protections and rights. I’ve met with experts for years now, learning about best practices including non-biased forensic evidence collection, and advocating for improvements. I’m grateful for these timely and valuable meetings with Senators, especially focused on provisions for children’s health.”

She also stopped to thank officers who defended the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.











Sources: one, two, three, four, five, six
Tags: activism / protest, angelina jolie, violence / domestic abuse
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