Rosemary Jenkins: Private independent charters drain generally quite scarce taxpayer funds from traditional public schools, creating a type of caste system for our children–exacerbating the distance between the haves and the have-nots.
he Metropolitan Community Church in the San Fernando Valley is truly a remarkable place with extraordinary leadership. Recently, I had the good fortune of attending a gathering there and meeting the church pastor, the prize-winning author, Bob Shore-Goss. Some of you might be familiar with this church because for decades it has been one […]
Rosemary Jenkins: As is frequently the case, the market chains were not eager to settle because by stretching out negotiations, they could put off having to increase pay and other coverage to their employees.
Rosemary Jenkins: Instead of greeting these innocent children with open arms, we treated them like criminals, turning them away—caring nothing about what would await them if they were forced to return to their countries of birth.
Rosemary Jenkins: Yet, I surprised myself when I listened to Hillary’s victory speech last week when I began to cry—not because Sanders would not be the candidate but because of the flashes of history that crossed my internal vision.
Rosemary Jenkins: The Party’s carefully considered Platform must never be commandeered by its Super Delegates whose own thinking may not always align with constituent attitudes and opinions–especially as they pertain to both policy and candidate selection.
Rosemary Jenkins: Listen to the likes of David Goldstein of KCBS-TV and Jack Humphreyville and a viewer could easily come to believe that the entire lot of DWP workers are rotten apples.
Rosemary Jenkins: All of a sudden, we received a notice in the mail that my husband’s policy would be cancelled once he reached the age of 84 even though we were always on time with our payments and had paid on it for years.
Rosemary Jenkins: Chávez, considered “one of our country’s most recognized civil rights leaders, became a role model for the world and proved that one person can make a difference.”
Rosemary Jenkins: Studies have shown that incarceration for the mentally ill only exacerbates their health problems. Commonly, jailers and the medical staff are insufficient in numbers and are generally inadequately trained to handle the very distinct, unique, and discrete problems of this class of inmates.
Rosemary Jenkins: For many, especially for the undocumented in the Latino community, the insufficient access for help (particularly for those who also suffer from mental health illnesses) is a major barrier to achieving well-being.
Rosemary Jenkins: It is important to understand that children, who seem completely “normal” while growing up, often do not manifest symptoms until that person is in his or her teens or early twenties (high school and college age). Thus, we must be continuously vigilant.
Rosemary Jenkins: This is the day Governor Brown signed into law the Raise-the-Wage mandate—$15 an hour minimum wage for nearly every worker in California phased-in over the next few years until it is eventually indexed to the cost-of-living.