Angelina Jolie went to DC this week to take meetings on Afghanistan & VAWA

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Back in September, Angelina Jolie made a multi-day trip to Washington DC. She took meetings on Capitol Hill and the White House, mostly focusing on the need to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act. President Biden co-wrote and introduced VAWA when he was in the Senate, and he was one of the biggest advocates for it whenever it came up for reauthorization. Donald Trump abandoned VAWA, big surprise. Republicans in the Senate didn’t reauthorize it, and no one has reauthorized it in the first year of the Biden presidency. That’s why Angelina has been used as a roving ambassador and advocate for VAWA, and that’s why she traveled to DC again this week.

Rep. Cori Bush and Senator Mitt Romney both posted photos from their meetings with Angelina. I believe she had meetings with several additional representatives and senators, although maybe they didn’t post photos from her visit. There were also meetings with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), although those meetings were about Afghan humanitarian assistance.

The visit to Romney’s office looked especially congenial – Romney is showing Jolie some of his family photos. One of his grandchildren is adopted, I wonder if he told her that. Cori Bush was already pro-VAWA, but she praised Jolie as “so informed” about the issues of violence against women and children.

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  1. Jan says:

    Angie never gives up despite getting knock down many times, she keeps plugging away to help Refugees.

  2. Mireille says:

    Woman who understands how to use celebrity and diplomacy in advocating for humanitarian issues (proving once again, woman should rule the world). Angelina actually made some Republicans look possibly, remotely humane — for a moment there anyway, still wouldn’t vote for any of them and still want Graham and Romney out of office. My sister and I made donations to various orgs who are providing aid in combating the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. I don’t expect the Taliban government to succeed — they don’t know how to govern. All they know is war. Anyway, I have a special place in my heart for Afghanistan, doing what I can to help the people. And appreciating Angelina so much for all her support and efforts.

  3. tempest prognosticator says:

    Angelina is the embodiment of “to whom much is given, much will be required.” She is a special human.

    • Twin falls says:

      I like this and agree.

    • TQ says:

      +1! Totally agree!

    • #facts says:

      This is so true. Angie bless her is so involved in a multitude of things. I think she is the type of person that has so much compassion and tries to help anyway possible. She works and so hard at getting justice for people especially women. God continue to give her strength and wisdom because I feel she will be doing humanitarian work until the end.

  4. Adorable says:

    And yesterday she met With Rep Sheila Jackson & Leader Nancy Pelosi..I Truly believe she’s been indirectly telling us what happened with her & her kids through her latest projects..Know your rights(dealing with kids & their experiences)& this being about women experiencing abuse & their trauma..This woman could say a lot,but instead she’s using her experience to help others.

    • Myra says:

      The issues she is focused on do give a hint on what she and her kids have been going through. She has been so focused on children’s rights that I do believe her kids were really affected. She is an admirable woman. She could have exposed him, but instead she translates that into advocacy work to benefit many others.

    • Ac says:

      I wanted to say the same thing! Totally agree!

    • sunhine says:

      I thought the same thing when I saw that politico article earlier. It said she was specifically advocating for the addition of Kayden’s law which is trying reform family court regarding cases involving trauma by having better training for the judges and stricter qualifications for custody evaluators. Very telling

  5. phlyfiremama says:

    Interesting how one of the leaders said bipartisan commitment from some members on violence against Afghani women but NADA on VAWA. That silence speaks VOLUMES.
    Edit to add: can I just say HOW MUCH I love Cory Bush?? She is AMAZING!!

    • Lucy2 says:

      Rep. Bush is amazing. I first heard her speak on a podcast a few years ago, and have been following her since, I was so thrilled when she was elected. She is exactly the type of person we need in Congress- someone who has known struggle, hard work, success, and all of the challenges people face.

  6. sunhine says:

    That’s nice that she stopped by the Embassy of Tribal Nations as well. There are new programs that will specifically help support jurisdictional gaps which often leave native women vulnerable.