The Dem-feminine mystique

The Dem-feminine mystique

State’s political parties are divided along gender lines
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Linda Friesen shows her support for the Democratic Party on Friday during the Obama bus campaign stop at the Durango Democratic Party Headquarters. One demographic group particularly strong for Democrats is women, and young female Democrats outnumber their Republican counterparts by 17,000.
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“I first volunteered in 1972 for McGovern,” said Ione Simons while working on voter-registration forms on Friday at Durango’s Democratic Party Headquarters. “I believe our voting rights are a freedom we should protect,” she said.
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Debbie Meyers, a volunteer with the La Plata County Democratic Party, helps at the office Tuesday prior to setting up a voter-registration table in front of the local headquarters. Nearly 3 out of 5 Colorado Democrats are women.
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MICHELLE OBAMA COVERAGE

The Durango Herald will bring to readers live coverage of the first lady’s speech in Durango on Wednesday. To see it, visit www.durangoherald.com

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