Celebrity Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie Made an Appearance at the White House For an Important Cause Jolie visited the White House twice this week to speak with senior staff and senators. By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on September 15, 2021 @ 03:27PM Pin Share Tweet Email Angelina Jolie made two appearances at the White House this week to highlight the Violence Against Women Act. The actress, humanitarian, and activist met with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday to discuss reauthorizing VAWA, a piece of legislation championed by President Joe Biden. Psaki tweeted on Wednesday that she'd met with the "tireless and committed" Jolie about reauthorizing the act and "the importance of continuing to fight for women, children and families around the world." According to CNN, Jolie stopped by the White House press briefing room and spoke with reporters about why she believes the reauthorization of the legislation is so important. "It's a health crisis, what is happening," she said. "And it's going to be solved if we look at it as health and families and invest ... And there is the harm within the families, especially for the children and getting the care early, and the prevention." In photos from the day, Jolie could be seen in a black sleeveless top and matching handbag, along with a white midi skirt. Jolie was also at the White House on Tuesday, where she met with Sen. Chuck Schumer about reauthorizing the VAWA and supporting survivors. Angelina Jolie Said She Feared for the Safety of Her "Whole Family" While Married to Brad Pitt "UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in D.C. for a second day meeting with Senior White House and DOJ officials, and Senators to continue to advocate for the rights of women and children and health in families," a spokesperson for Jolie told CNN. "In her meetings she will talk about the importance of VAWA reauthorization, FBI reforms, judicial training, and health equity including non-biased forensic evidence collection."