Rosemary Jenkins

rosemary-jenkins-200Rosemary Jenkins is a graduate of UC, Santa Barbara, with degrees in both English and history and a minor in the humanities. She earned her teaching credential there and taught for more than 37 years in the Los Angeles Unified School District where she served as a master and mentor teacher and coordinated many programs. She is an author of literary and grammar handbooks and a book of poetry in both English and Spanish and currently is working on an historical fiction novel dealing with the Black experience in America. Rosemary is a community and political activist and specializes in environmental and educational issues. She is an advocate for other current policy matters as well.

Put Bubba Where He Belongs—Back in the Politics of the ‘90s

Bill Clinton Policies

Rosemary Jenkins: Lest we forget, President Obama has had to spend an inordinate amount of his time overturning, reversing, amending many of the ill-advised laws and regulations the misguided Clinton put into practice some decades ago and which still plague us in so many different ways today.

Knight to Day — What a Difference!

Steve Knight

Rosemary Jenkins: Current first-term Congressmember Steve Knight advances an agenda that seems to be essentially contrary to the expectations of the people who voted to put him in such high office.

Prop 13: Supporting the Split-Roll Concept

Make It Fair

ack in the late 1970s, my husband and I had recently married and purchased our first (and only) home. It was at that time that Howard Jarvis introduced a California statewide initiative (which was voted on and eventually became a State Constitutional Amendment). Its goal, among other things, was to limit the amount of property […]

Los Angeles Steps Forward on Minimum Wage

LA Minimum Wage

Rosemary Jenkins: Currently, about one million Angelenos are working for starvation wages but after this ordinance goes into effect, at least three quarters of a million workers and their families will have more spending power which will change the quality of their lives forever.

Justice Matters

Justice Matters

Rosemary Jenkins: My fear, in the meantime, is that by July 2020, $15 will be worth much less—leaving workers to be challenged by the same deflated buying power they are facing now.

Rethinking Education

Rethinking Education

Rosemary Jenkins: We must never be guilty of dummying down our standards, but the standards must never be so draconian that many students would be discouraged from pursuing a meaningful education.

What About Fast-Tracking a Living Wage?

Time for Living Wage

Rosemary Jenkins: If we are ever to break the cycle of impoverished, unsafe, poorly educated, underemployed neighborhoods (about which so many of the better-off bitterly complain—particularly regarding “the tax burden”), we must act now.

All-Woman’s Mosque in Los Angeles

all woman mosque

Rosemary Jenkins: Among the more progressive Muslim women, there has arisen a need to explore their religion beyond the traditional means, to ask questions, enjoy active participation, and develop a greater female identity and camaraderie.

Prisoners As Victims

Prisoners as Victims

oo many people believe that if people are in prison, they are as guilty as hell, and, therefore, they deserve any kind of treatment that is dished out! I can understand the lack of sympathy and empathy by so many even though I don’t agree with that kind of mindset or for some, their total […]