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.


City of Riverside General Municipal Election June 2, 2015

VIDEO of Ward 1 and Ward 7 Candidate Forums

 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.








JUNE 6TH, 2015

Noon to 2:00 pm

Habitat for Humanity

See our EVENTS page for details and links to important materials



Visit LWV California's Facebook for pictures and news from the recent State Convention in San Diego


 Public Policy   

Riverside's Libraries Should Be A Priority in the City's 2015-2016 Budget

Please see our letter to Riverside's Mayor and City Council regarding much needed funding for our public libraries.


Following up LWV Riverside's spring discussion "Voting Matters".......

Attacking California's Poor Voter Registration Record

We have pledged to work toward making voter registration in California a simple, automated process, with safeguards for those who are ineligible or do not wish to register. While "automatic registration" like Oregon's new law is of great interest now, there's a lot to be done before such a law can be inacted.

We recently sent a
notice letter to our Secretary of State Alex Padilla, urging him to work with the DMV to comply fully with the federal Motor Voter law that requires voter registration to be offered when people apply for or renew a driver license or ID card.

Water: The Stuff of Life – and of Politics in California

The LWVC Water Committee continues to monitor and recommend action on water issues in our state. 

Read their update on such diverse topics as the implementation of the Proposition 1 water bond, groundwater plans, the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, and proposed federal legislation.


Stand Up Against Citizens United 

The explosive growth of Super PACs is a major outgrowth of the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, and it is undermining the integrity and effectiveness of our nation’s anti-corruption campaign finance laws.

Tell your Representative to cosponsor and support H.R. 425, the “Stop Super PAC -- Candidate Coordination Act” introduced by Representatives David Price and Chris Van Hollen.



Take Action: Fight Climate Change

Join League Members in Defending the Environment

Put the Market to Work to Fight Climate Change

Protecting our Environment from Fracking


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. 

 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 second Thursday of the month at  10:00 am.  Please contact us for more details.  Our next Board Meeting is Thursday, September 10, 2015.

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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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