THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

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   Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Riverside

Serving the City of Riverside as We Make Democracy Work

  Mission Statement

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Elections 

 November 4, 2014 General Election

 

Read all about the November Ballot Measures

Register to Vote

Any eligible Californian who has access to the Internet and a California drivers license or ID signature on file with the DMV can now register to vote on-line.

 Public Policy   

Let's Demand Action on Renovation of Riverside's Downtown Public Library

 

As Riverside's City Council prepares to finalize the City's 2014-2015 budget, several prominent community groups are partnering in an effort to encourage the inclusion of funds for renovation of the central Downtown Library.

 

Read our letter to the City Council and City Manager.  Please join us by contacting your City Council member and ask that funds be allotted to adequately update this vital community resource.

 

For more on local action please see the latest edition of our Voter newsletter.

 

 

Vote California

 

 Help Pass Initiative Reform in California!

We are cosponsoring SB 1253 (Steinberg), the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act (BITA), with California Common Cause, which will lead to simpler ballots using plain language, and more information for California voters. 

Contact your Assembly member and tell them you support SB 1253.

What exactly will this bill do to reform the initiative process?

Ensure that ballot materials will be drafted in voter-friendly language

Make the Secretary of State’s website a one-stop shop for voter information on initiatives, including the top donors

Create more opportunity for public and legislative feedback by giving voters an opportunity to comment on initiatives before they are circulated, requiring earlier legislative hearings, and by allowing proponents to withdraw initiatives before ballots are printed

Read more about SB 1253, the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act (BITA).

Voting Rights

Voting Rights Challenged - Join Us in the Fight!

 Raise your voice and tell your Representative the time is now to pass the VRAA.

   The Voting Rights Amendment Act is an important step forward for our democracy, where the right to vote is not about politics or the outcome of elections.
 
This legislation will modernize the coverage of the Voting Rights Act to ensure it is based on recent acts of discrimination and provide narrow but appropriate mechanisms to prevent discrimination in voting nationwide.
 
The right to vote is one of the most basic rights in our country and it must be protected.

 League members are demanding action; in fact our supporters have sent over 35,000 messages to their Representatives and Senators calling for action on the VRAA.

Take Action: Fight Climate Change

Join League members in defending the environment

 

 Read more about Riverside League's past advocacy efforts on our Public Policy page and visit LWV US and LWV California

                                                                      

                      Join us!  LWV California members at State Convention                        If you would rather donate to our League, it is greatly appreciated.       

 

About Us

The League's purpose is to encourage citizens to take part in their government. 

The League is interested in helping citizens become more informed and learn the many ways to influence government on state, national and local levels.

The League is a non-partisan organization that believes responsible government should be resposive to the will of the people, mindful that a democratic government depends on the informed and active participation of its citizens.

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News and Events

League of Women Voters of Northwest Riverside County holds Board Meetings from August through May on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 pm at the YWCA, 8172 Magnolia, Riverside CA.  Our next Board Meeting is Monday, August 18, 2014

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Join the League and you will...

  • be a member of the local, state and national League;
  • have the respect of your community;
  • foster dialogue on issues you care about;
  • ensure ALL votes are counted and ALL voices are heard;
  • preserve our constitutional rights;
  • stay informed via extensive League resources;
  • or simply know that your support adds to our grassroots strength and our financial resources, making democracy work!

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