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.
The next election is the State-Wide California Gubernatorial Primary in June 5, 2018.
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.
Organizers of the Inland Empire's Women's March estimate this year's turnout at more than 5,000. See pictures of the march at Rise Up California.
City of Riverside Invites Development of the FY 2018-2020 Budget
California State June 2018 Ballot Measures
The LWVC board has final positions on the state measures scheduled for the June ballot.
Here’s a quick summary of the League position on each measure.
California Schools and Local Community Funding Act
Big News! After almost 40 years, the LWVC is seizing the moment to close the corporate loophole in Proposition 13 that keeps too many companies from paying their fair share.
The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act of 2018 will create a “split roll”; non-residential, non-agricultural commercial property will be reassessed on a regular basis. This will lead to an estimated increase in property tax of over $11 billion per year—revenue that will go directly to schools and local governments.
We hope you will join us in restoring billions of dollars to our schools and communities.
'Election Integrity' Commission Dissolved
Our voting rights experienced a great victory at the beginning of January when President Trump (at long, long last) shut down his discredited ‘Election Integrity’ Commission.
SCOTUS Hears Voter Purge Case
The Supreme Court heard arguments in Husted v. A. Philip Randolph Institute (APRI), Ohio’s voter purge case. The League filed an amicus brief in support of the plaintiffs last year. The brief states it is unreasonable and unlawful to infer that a voter moved, or is otherwise ineligible to vote, because he or she didn't vote in the last federal election.
Anti-Gerrymandering Wins Across the Nation
The League of North Carolina celebrated an exciting victory when courts struck down the state’s congressional districts as partisan gerrymanders and, just two weekslater, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the state’s gerrymandered congressional districts and ordered new maps to be drawn by February 9th. We are thrilled at the decision of the PA Supreme Court!
Membership with Riverside's League of Women Voters
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.
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