THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA

   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 4th General Election

EVG 

 

The Easy Voter Guide is Available Online!

 

Visit the Easy Voter Guide (EVG) website to get ready for the November 4, 2014 election. The EVG is available in 5 languages; English, Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean

 

Smart Voter

 

Everything a voter needs.  Find your polling place and ballot and information about ballot measures and the candidates.

 

League of Women Voters California

 

More information about ballot measures, elections and how to vote.

 

Video is available of our 61st Assembly District Candidate Forum

 

Visit our Election page for information about an upcoming 31st Congressional District Candidate Forum

 

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   

League of Women Voters California Recommends a YES Vote on Propositions 2 and 47

 

 

Vote California

 

 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.

SB 52, California DISCLOSE Act, Fails to Pass Out of the Legislature

The League has supported SB 52 (Leno), the California DISCLOSE Act that would have required the largest funders of political ads to be clearly and legibly identified on the ads themselves. It would have given voters useful, readily understood information about the sources of funding of television, radio, and print ads and robocalls.

As the 2013-2014 legislative session comes to a close, the bill's authors, Senators Mark Leno and Jerry Hill, and the sponsor, the California Clean Money Campaign, announced that SB 52 does not have the support it needed to earn passage this year. Read Senator Leno’s statement.

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.
 

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, October 20, 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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