Angelina Jolie visits Capitol Hill for Violence Against Women Act

0
12
Angelina Jolie visits Capitol Hill for Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie brought some Hollywood glamour to to swampy DC on Tuesday.

The A-lister visited Capitol Hill to meet with Democratic Senators about reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

“I’m grateful for these timely and valuable meetings with Senators, especially focused on provisions for children’s health,” Jolie, 46, said in a statement.

Photos showed the star, a longtime human rights activist, wearing a chic black skirt-suit and matching stilettos and mask as she rode the Senate subway and walked through the Capitol.

Angelina Jolie Senate subway
The starlet took the Senate subway ahead of meeting with lawmakers
Rod Lamkey – CNP

She was also pictured sitting down with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to discuss the law, which expired in 2019.

Jolie recently told The Guardian she feared for the safety of her children and family during her marriage to Brad Pitt — and also claimed she was attacked by Harvey Weinstein early in her career.

First signed signed by President Bill Clinton in 1994, VAWA provided funds for local and state governments working to address violent crimes against women. The House in March passed legislation to reauthorize the law.

“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,” Schumer said.

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie walks through the Capitol after meeting with Senate Democratic leadership about the future of the Violence Against Women Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.
Angelina Jolie sat down with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to discuss the Violence Against Women Act.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Source link