Paul Rosenstein

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Paul Rosenstein is the son of Herman Rosenstein.

New American Movement

In 1974 Paul Rosenstein was a member of the Los Angeles chapter of the New American Movement.[1]

New American Movement Speakers Bureau

In the 1980s Paul Rosenstein was a speaker on the The Working Class Today section of the NAM Speakers Bureau on the subject of What's Behind the "Blue Collar Blues".Paul rosenstein sorts out myths and realities about American workers, outlines important recent changes in the composition of the American workforce, and analyzes how workers spontaneously organize to defend their immediate interests.[2]

Socialist Mayor of Santa Monica


In 1996 Paul Rosenstein was the mayor of Santa Monica and a Democratic Socialists of America member.[3]

Socialists organize to "challenge for power" in Los Angeles

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On March 11, 1998, Los Angeles Democratic Socialists of America leader Steve Tarzynski wrote an email to another Los Angeles DSA leader Harold Meyerson.

Tarzynski listed 25 people he thought should be on an "A-list" of "25 or so leaders/activists/intellectuals and/or "eminent persons" who would gather periodically to theorize/strategize about how to rebuild a progressive movement in our metropolitan area that could challenge for power."

Tarzynski listed himself, Harold Meyerson, Karen Bass, Sylvia Castillo, Gary Phillips, Joe Hicks, Richard Rothstein, Steve Cancian, Larry Frank, Torie Osborn, Rudy Acuna, Aris Anagnos, Abby Arnold, Carl Boggs, Blase Bonpane, Rick Brown, Stanley Sheinbaum, Alice Callahan, Jim Conn, Peter Dreier, Maria Elena Durazo, Miguel Contreras, Mike Davis, Bill Gallegos, Bob Gottlieb, Kent Wong, Russell Jacoby, Bong Hwan Kim, Paula Litt (and Barry Litt, with a question mark), Peter Olney, Derek Shearer, Clancy Sigal and Anthony Thigpenn.

Included in a suggested elected officials sub-group were Mark Ridley-Thomas, Gloria Romero, Jackie Goldberg, Gil Cedillo, Tom Hayden, Antonio Villaraigosa, Paul Rosenstein and Congressmen Xavier Becerra, Henry Waxman and Maxine Waters.

Tarzynski went on to write "I think we should limit the group to 25 max, otherwise group dynamics begins to break down....As i said, I would like this to take place in a nice place with good food and should properly be an all day event."


  1. NAM Discussion Bulletin May June No 7.1974,
  2. New American Movement Speakers Bureau booklet, 1980s
  3. Democratic Left, May/June 1996, page 19