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Alexandria Area League of Women Voters sprouts up in time for 2012 elections

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Debates, forums, lawn signs; the 2012 election season is at peak popularity. Ninety-two years ago, one element prominent in today's races wasn't so popular, women.


Since passage of the 19th amendment to the United States Constitution on August 26, 1920, women's interest in politics has waxed and waned.

After a 20-year waning period, the Alexandria Area League of Women Voters (AALWV) is resurrecting its chapter.

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Crystal Dey

Crystal Dey is a staff reporter for the Echo Press. Originally from Minnesota’s Iron Range, Dey worked for newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Connecticut before returning to her home state to join the Echo Press in October 2011. Dey studied Mass Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead with an emphasis in Online Journalism. Follow Staff Reporter Crystal Dey on Twitter @Crystal_Dey.

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