The former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter left the White House before 40 years. Since leaving 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the former president and First Lady have kept themselves quite busy. From 1977 to 1981, Rosalynn served as America’s First Lady and she was focusing on performing arts as well as mental health during this time. She said that her goal while in office was during her first interview with the New York Times:
“For every person who needs mental health care to be able to receive it close to his home, and to remove the stigma from mental health care so people will be free to talk about it and seek help. It’s been taboo for so long to admit you had a mental health problem.”
She would work as an honorary chairman of President Carter’s Mental Health Commission and become instrumental in helping pass the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980. Rosalyn and her husband founded The Carter Center after her time in Washington. They wanted to promote human rights and peace all over the world was the concept of the non-profit organization. The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter would remain very active in the organization since founding The Carter Center.
They continues to keep up a pace that would tire out most younger folks in their 20’s by participating in events and fundraisers to promote the center’s humanitarian work even into their old years. Rosalynn and her husband actually help build homes instead of just showing up at parties. They truly lead by example.
The former First Lady and her husband celebrated their74th wedding anniversary and officially became the longest-married presidential couple back in July. They hope to raise $500,000 by Jimmy Carter’s 96th birthday in October by using this milestone as an opportunity to show their support for The Carter Family Foundation.
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