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In the 1960s, Key became the public relations manager for the Nevada Committee for the Rights of Women, which promoted education about birth control and fought for reforms to the abortion laws in Nevada. After that position, she worked for the Economic Opportunity Board until 1971. In 1983, Governor Richard Bryan named Key Deputy Commissioner of Labor, a position she held for ten years. She also involved herself in political campaigns, the NAACP, and founded the Barbara Jordan Democratic Women’s Club. Since retiring from public services, Key worked to preserve the history of black Las Vegas through the Moulin Rouge Preservation Association and the Black History Society, Inc.
Alice Key continued to reside in Las Vegas until her death. Her dedication to equality and commitment to her community helped to lower barriers faced by women and African Americans in Nevada.