Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who passed away at age 96, will be remembered for her practicality, down-home style, and her role as a trusted advisor.
Remembering Rosalynn Carter’s White House Years – WWD
Advocating for mental health issues and emphasizing the importance of kindness to create a more caring society were paramount for Rosalynn Carter. She also traveled extensively overseas during her White House years, promoting her projects and the president’s policies.
Advocating for Mental Health and Kindness
Intent on creating “a more caring society,” she served as the honorary chair of the President’s Commission on Mental Health and championed the passage of the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980.
Advocating for Equal Rights and Relief Efforts
Rosalynn Carter also advocated for the Equal Rights Amendment and coordinated with voluntary relief organizations, labor, and corporate leaders to help raise funds for Cambodian refugees.
Throughout her time in the White House, Rosalynn Carter was a trusted advisor to her husband and worked to address important issues, such as immunizing children and promoting discussions about aging.