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Jimmy Carter to Answer Your Questions via Social Media

For the first time, former U.S. President and Carter Center Founder Jimmy Carter will answer questions from the public via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog, as part of a year-long commemoration of the Center’s 30th anniversary of waging peace and fighting disease worldwide.

How to Submit a Question
Questions for President Carter about the work of the Center or related world affairs can be submitted until Oct. 18, 2012, through the following channels:

  1. Post a question in the comments section of this blog!
  2. Post a comment on the Carter Center’s Facebook thread.
  3. Reply to The Carter Center on Twitter (@CarterCenter) using the hashtag #CarterQA.

President Carter’s responses will be shared via video beginning Oct. 19, on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the Carter Center’s blog. Individuals whose questions are selected for a response will be contacted to receive a copy of the video for sharing on their personal social media accounts.

Background
“It has been very gratifying for Rosalynn and me to see The Carter Center help people from some of the world’s poorest and most neglected communities get the tools and knowledge they need to dramatically improve their own lives,” said President Carter. “I look forward to sharing these stories and lessons with Carter Center supporters on Facebook and Twitter.”

The Carter Center regularly uses social media channels to support many of its efforts, especially those protecting human rights and strengthening democracy in fragile states, where these platforms have become an important tool among communities with limited access to news media and information.

The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 70 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production.

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  • Help celebrate the Carter Center’s 30th anniversary! Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is answering YOUR questions on how to wage peace, fight disease, and build hope starting on Oct. 19. Leave a question at: http://bit.ly/Carterquestions

Share this tweet using the hashtag #CarterQA with your followers:

  • @CarterCenter celebrates 30 years of hope. Jimmy Carter is taking your questions on Oct. 19. Use #CarterQA to submit your question!

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    Elaine Hyland-Peary on October 18, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Mr. President,
    I’m so pleased to congratulate you on the 30th Anniversary of, The Carter Center.
    I have been so moved by the work the Center is doing around the world, I would like to think that I could make a contribution and make a difference too.
    I realize how easy your site makes it to donate using a credit card but I have a question that the FAQ’s didn’t really address.
    My question is;
    Does The Carter Center accept personal items as donations as well as monetary gifts?
    If so, upon my death, how would I donate some of my personal belongings to The Carter Center?
    Please give my regards to Mrs. Carter and the staff and crew of The Cater Center.
    I’m proud to have been a part of this forum. Thank you for your time.

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    Wayne Delon Robinson on October 18, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I would like to tell President Carter that he is o my heroes, that I have loved, respected and admired him ever since I became aware of him prior to his presidency. Your true and devout Christian ethic has inspired me in so many ways and continues to do do to this day. I grew up without a father, so I “adopted” you as my male role model long ago and being aware of just some of your many humanitarian initiatives and efforts still guides and inspires me as I try to follow in your foot steps. You are a great man, a great American and a great world citizen and I remain in awe of you and Mrs. Carter. I remember your mother, Ms. Lillian, also, and I would love to hear her take on what is happening today in our country. You are living proof that everyone can utilize what they have, to do whatever they can, to make the world a better place, and Sir, you are also definitive proof that one man can make a big difference. I love you, sir and every time I see you, I get this warm, wonderful feeling because I know I am seeing a GOOD MAN. Thank you, Sir, for being you, for all the kind, caring and wonderful things you do and for being my best inspiration. You make the world a better place and we are all better because of you presence. Thank you and Mrs. Carter for all that you do. I know you don’t know me, but to me, you are my family – the one I choose. You make me so proud to be an American, while reminding me that I am also a citizen of the entire planet and that we are all inter-connected by our human condition. I just wanted to tell you how much you have meant to me for so many years that I have had you to look to, to know which way is truly up. You remain in my hear forever, Sir, you are very, very special to me. GOD Bless you and yours Mr. President.

    Peace, Love, Light!
    Wayne Delon Robinson
    134 Hurlbut Street, Apt. 4
    Pasadena, Ca. 91105
    323 652 6524
    waynedelon2003@aol.com

    P.S. I would REALLY LOVE to have a signed picture of you to frame and keep forever, and I will pay whatever for it, if it is possible and convenient. Thank you.

  • 3

    bob juby on October 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Hello President Carter: I would like your comment on the constitutional role of the vice president. Is the vice president a member of the executive branch or the legislative branch?
    It would appear that during the George W. Bush administration the vice president at times claimed to be a member of both branches.
    Congratulations on your wonderful work in the cause of peace.
    Sincerely
    Bob Juby
    Regina, Canada.

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