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Angelina Jolie visits White House to discuss Violence Against Women Act

Angelina Jolie
Actress and activist Angelina Jolie speaks with reporters in the Briefing Room before a meeting with the Justice Department to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act, at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Actress Angelina Jolie visited the White House Wednesday.

She was there to discuss to discuss the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which was signed into law 27 years ago this week.

Jolie met with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats Tuesday to discuss reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin told Forbes he met with Jolie, adding she was interested in issues surrounding domestic abuse of children and was “very serious-minded” with “a lot of knowledge on the subject.”

The Oscar-winning actor is known for her involvement in social justices causes, particularly women’s issues.