Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter Violet, 18, attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for 'mask mandates' in hospitals

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for ‘mask mandates’ in hospitals. 

The 18-year-old — who’s often seen wearing a face mask — shared her experience of contracting ‘a post-viral condition’ in 2019, and said she ‘saw first-hand’ that medicine doesn’t always have answers to the ‘consequences of even minor viruses.’ 

‘To confront the long COVID crisis, I demand mask availability, air filtration and Far-UVC light in government facilitates, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical faculties,’ she stated in her passionate speech.

The eldest daughter of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star, 52 — who divorced in 2018 — also strongly opposed ‘mask bans.’

‘You must expand the availability of high-quality free tests and treatment, and most importantly the county must oppose mask bans for any reason. They do not keep us safer,’ she said.

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner's daughter Violet, 18, attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for 'mask mandates' in hospitals

Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s daughter Violet, 18, attended the LA County Board of Supervisors meeting where she advocated for ‘mask mandates’ in hospitals

Violet — who's often seen wearing a face mask — shared her experience of contracting 'a post-viral condition' in 2019; Seen with Affleck and stepmom Jennifer Lopez in 2023

Violet — who’s often seen wearing a face mask — shared her experience of contracting ‘a post-viral condition’ in 2019; Seen with Affleck and stepmom Jennifer Lopez in 2023

Violet is the eldest of Garner and Affleck's three children; She is seen with her mom in 2023

Violet is the eldest of Garner and Affleck’s three children; She is seen with her mom in 2023 

‘They make vulnerable members of our community less safe, and make everyone less able to participate in Los Angeles together.’

Violet first began by introducing herself, as she told the board: ‘Hi, Violet Affleck, Los Angeles resident, first time voter, I’m 18.’ 

She then shared: ‘I contracted a post-viral condition in 2019. I’m okay now, but I saw first-hand that medicine does not always have answers to the consequences of even minor viruses.’

Violet then spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic and how ‘one in ten infections leads to long COVID, which is a devastating neurological, cardiovascular illness that can take away people’s ability to work, move, see and even think.’

‘It stands to exacerbate our homelessness crisis, as well as the suffering of many people in our city. It hits communities of color, disabled people, elderly people, trans people, women and anyone in a public facing essential job the hardest.’

The teen then went on to advocate for hospital ‘mask mandates’ and ‘mask availability.’ 

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the governing body for Los Angeles County, where Violet resides. The Board holds regular meetings where the public can register to speak on specific issues.

Violet received plenty of praise online for her mask stance.

‘At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,’ one person wrote.

Violet said she 'saw first-hand' that medicine doesn't always have answers to the 'consequences of even minor viruses'

Violet said she ‘saw first-hand’ that medicine doesn’t always have answers to the ‘consequences of even minor viruses’

'To confront the long COVID crisis, I demand mask availability, air filtration and Far-UVC light in government facilitates, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical faculties,' she stated

‘To confront the long COVID crisis, I demand mask availability, air filtration and Far-UVC light in government facilitates, including jails and detention centers, and mask mandates in county medical faculties,’ she stated

The eldest daughter of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star, 52 — who divorced in 2018 — also strongly opposed 'mask bans'

The eldest daughter of the Argo director, 51, and the 13 Going on 30 star, 52 — who divorced in 2018 — also strongly opposed ‘mask bans’

Violet received plenty of praise online for her mask stance. 'At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,' one person wrote

Violet received plenty of praise online for her mask stance. ‘At 18 she has more courage than some people will ever have in their entire lifetimes,’ one person wrote

'I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She’s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician,' another person added

‘I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She’s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician,’ another person added

'She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can’t wait to see what she does as an adult'

‘She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can’t wait to see what she does as an adult’

'Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,' someone else chimed in

‘Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,’ someone else chimed in

One person expressed that her famous parents must be very proud

One person expressed that her famous parents must be very proud

Another called Violet 'amazing'

Another called Violet ‘amazing’ 

'Good on you Violet,' yet another commentator wrote

‘Good on you Violet,’ yet another commentator wrote

‘Amazing testimony! Violet is 100% on COVID Twitter. Thank you!’ another added.

‘I wish more celebrities had the courage of Violet Affleck. She’s only 18 years old and is doing more than any politician.’ 

‘Extremely impressive how much she fit into that one minute,’ someone else chimed in.

‘Violet Affleck is Ben Affleck’s daughter. She continues to be even more impressive as a teenager. I can’t wait to see what she does as an adult.’ 

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, though her parents never publicly explained why.

She was seen wearing one at Michael Rubin’s White Party in 2023, recently in May 2024 while spending time with her mom, and while attending a Broadway show with Ben and her stepmom Jennifer Lopez.

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12.

The former pair met on the set of the movie Pearl Harbor in the early 2000s, but didn’t start dating until later.

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, long past the COVID-19 mask mandates, though her parents never publicly explained why; seen with Ben in 2021

Violet has consistently been seen wearing a mask in the past years, long past the COVID-19 mask mandates, though her parents never publicly explained why; seen with Ben in 2021

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12; The actress is seen with her three kids in 2018

Garner and Affleck also share Fin (formerly Seraphina), 15, and son Samuel, 12; The actress is seen with her three kids in 2018

The former pair married in 2005. They announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017; seen in May 2014

The former pair married in 2005. They announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017; seen in May 2014

In 2004, shortly after his first broken engagement to Lopez, the two sparked up a romance, before getting married in 2005.

Violet was born that same year in December. Fin followed in 2009 and Samuel in 2012.

The duo announced their separation in 2015 after nearly 10 years of marriage, and officially filed for divorce in 2017.

Garner has since moved on with businessman John Miller.

Meanwhile Affleck rekindled his romance with Lopez in April 2021. The two wed in Vegas in July 2022, followed by a lavish ceremony in Georgia in August. However, the pair’s marriage has been hit by split claims for the past two months.

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