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Shailene Woodley Praises Malia Obama for Attending Dakota Access Pipeline Protest

We know how passionate Shailene Woodley is about stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline—and now Malia Obama has joined her fight by attending a protest at the Sundance Film Festival on Jan. 23 in Park City, Utah.

“It was amazing to see Malia,” Woodley tells Democracy Now of spotting the former first daughter at the protest. “I saw her last night when we did the event with [Standing Rock Sioux Tribute] Chairman Dave Archambault. And it was incredible to see her there.”

Woodley commends the older Obama daughter for finding her own commitment to democracy. “She recognizes, regardless of her last name, that if she doesn’t participate in democracy, there will be no world for her future children,” she says.

Just because her dad isn’t in office anymore doesn’t mean Malia will stop standing up for what she believes in. Let’s hope these protests halt DAPL once and for all.

Rachel graduated from the Honors College at James Madison University in May 2017 and is pursuing a career in the media/PR industry. She majored in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in journalism and minored in Spanish and Creative Writing. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and going to the beach.
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