Ga. lawmakers reacts to Rosalynn Carter’s passing

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died Nov. 19, 2023, in Plains, Georgia.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter died Nov. 19, 2023, in Plains, Georgia.(The Carter Center)
Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 4:39 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2023 at 8:31 PM EST
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ATLANTA, Ga. (WALB) - Georgia lawmakers are reacting to the Carter Center announcing that Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed at 96 on Sunday.

“I extend my deepest condolences to President Carter, Jack, Chip, Jeff, Amy and the entire Carter family on their loss,” Senator Jon Ossoff said in a release.

Ossoff said that the state of Georgia and the United States are a better place because of Rosalynn Carter. Ossoff listed some of Rosalynn’s many achievements while she was alive.

“Among her many accomplishments, Rosalynn Carter will be remembered for her compassionate nature and her passion for women’s rights, human rights and mental health reform,” he said.

Senator Reverand Raphael Warnock posted a statement to X, formally Twitter, and said Rosalynn “made a profound impact on the lives of countless individuals.”

“But in her own right, Rosalynn Carter was a force of nature, a compassionate advocate, and a genuine friend to everyone she encountered — a great human being,” he said.

Congressman Sanford Bishop said she touched the loves of countless people through the world she did, aided and inspired.

“Drawing on life’s experiences, disappointments, challenges, and triumphs, she became an advocate for women, children, the elderly, and the vulnerable. She worked to improve mental health care, encourage immunizations, increase access to housing, promote public health, and support peace throughout the world,” Bishop said in a release.

Representative Rick Allen posted to X and described Rosalynn as a beloved Georgian who dedicated her life to others.

WALB has compiled an ongoing list of reactions from other organizations and people across the nation.