Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Riverside
Serving the City of Riverside as We Make Democracy Work
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.
Renew Your Membership with League of Women Voters Riverside
LWV Riverside has begun its 2014-2015 membership drive. Remember, all the good work we do is largely supported by membership dues: non-partisan voter education publications and websites, candidate forums, voter registration drives, and advocacy for equitable public policies at the national, state and local level.
Be a part of making democracy work by renewing your membership in LWV Riverside.
November 4th General Election Results
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.
Join League Members and their guests at our Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 6th!
Initiative Reform is coming to California!
We cosponsored SB 1253 (Steinberg), the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act (BITA), with several other civic organizations, which will lead to simpler ballots using plain language, and more information for California voters.
Governor Brown signed the bill into law on September 27, 2014.
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 this new law and the League's role in its creation and passage.
Read more about Riverside League's past advocacy efforts on our Public Policy page and visit LWV US and LWV California
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.
Take Action: Fight Climate Change
Join League members in defending the environment
Join us! LWV California members at State Convention If you would rather donate to our League, it is greatly appreciated.