Angelina Jolie Thanks Officers Who Defended the Capitol on Jan. 6 During D.C. Visit https://t.co/WsHXP6muBx— People (@people) September 15, 2021
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.
Angelina Jolie walks through the Capitol after meeting with Senate Democratic leadership about the future of VAWA: pic.twitter.com/AISRgc00bd— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) September 14, 2021
I was proud to meet with Angelina Jolie today to talk about our work to reauthorize VAWA in the Senate and help protect survivors. pic.twitter.com/qGQNXyMkQa— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 15, 2021
Thank you to Angelina Jolie for coming in today to talk about the fight to reauthorize VAWA in the Senate and how we can help support research on diagnosing injuries from domestic violence and child abuse to help survivors. pic.twitter.com/PeYvmzbVVl— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) September 14, 2021
Angelina Jolie on Capitol Hill meeting with lawmakers to support the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), which expired in 2019.— best of angelina jolie (@bestofajolie) September 14, 2021
“I’m grateful for these timely and valuable meetings with Senators, especially focused on provisions for children’s health” pic.twitter.com/GIrygVfiQg
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