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.
November 4, 2014 General Election
Read all about the November Ballot Measures
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.
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.
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 Statebsite 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 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.