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 

June 3, 2014 - Final Official Election Results

 November 4, 2014 General Election

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.

Events

 Read about our 2013-2014 Annual Meeting and luncheon held on June 7th

 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 letterto 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.

 

 

June Propositions

 

League of Women Voters California supported both statewide propositions on the June ballot.  Both propositions passed.

  • Prop 41 will make available $600 million of existing bond funds for affordable multifamily supportive housing for low-income and homeless veterans. All Californians should have safe, adequate housing.

  • Prop 42 makes access to public meetings and public records a constitutional requirement for local governments. Talk about government costs must not confuse that basic issue. Help us spread the word that this is a common-sense measure that prioritizes transparency in the role of local government and helps hold our elected officials accountable! 

 

Ballot Initiative Reform Act Passed By Senate! 

 

The LWVC, along with California Common Cause, is a sponsor of SB 1253 (Steinberg), the Ballot Initiative Transparency Act (BITA). If signed into law, SB 1253 will create clearer initiatives, simpler ballots and better information for California voters.

 


The bill is supported by a broad and diverse group of organizations. These groups spent the past year sharing ideas for change with more than 60 civic groups to determine which would make the greatest improvements and enjoy the most support.

BITA passed in the Senate elections committee on April 22.  

 

 

US Supreme Court:  Big Money Worth More Than Citizen's Voices

 

 Read the League's highly critical assessment of the Supreme Court's decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission.

 

Voter Protection

Voting Rights

Voting Rights Challenged - Join Us in the Fight!

Voting Rights Act Fix Introduced in Congress!

Representatives James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), John Conyers (D-MI), Bobby Scott (D-VA), John Lewis (D-GA), and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) have introduced common sense legislation that would repair and restore the Voting Rights Act. This bipartisan effort to fix the damage done by the U.S. Supreme Courtís decision in Shelby v. Holder is necessary to restore and protect the rights of voters across the country.

 Please urge your elected officials to support this important legislation and encourage them to act swiftly to move toward final passage. 

 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.

 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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