Reactions to the death of Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and global humanitarian

ATLANTA (AP) — Reactions to the death of Rosalynn Carter, former first lady and global humanitarian:

Former President George W. Bush called Carter a woman of dignity and strength. “There was no greater supporter of President Carter, and their partnership was a wonderful example of loyalty and fidelity. She leaves an important legacy in her work to destigmatize mental health. We join our fellow citizens in extending our condolences to President Carter and her family,” Bush said in a statement with former first lady Laura Bush.

U.S. Sen. Jon Ossoff of Georgia said Carter will be remembered for her compassionate nature and passion for women’s rights, human rights and mental health reform. “The state of Georgia and the United States are better places because of Rosalynn Carter,” Ossoff said in a statement. “I join all Georgians and Americans in mourning their loss. May Rosalynn Carter’s memory be a blessing.”

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Former first lady Melania Trump said Carter leaves a meaningful legacy. “We will always remember her servant’s heart and devotion to her husband, her family and her country. May she rest in peace,” Trump said on Xformerly Twitter.

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens called Carter “the role model for today’s first lady” and praised her work promoting mental health awareness. “She never stopped advocating for mental health or the Equal Rights Amendment,” Dickens said in a statement. “The city of Atlanta joins all of Georgia – and mourners around the world – as we honor the memory of First Lady Rosalynn Carter.”

Habitat For Humanity, the Georgia-based charity for which the Carters worked tirelessly, said its members were saddened by the former first lady’s death. “She was a compassionate and committed advocate for #HabitatforHumanity and worked hard to help families around the world,” the group said on X.

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