Past President of Maryland NOW
Linda Mahoney recently concluded her third term as President of Maryland NOW, which in 2011-12 successfully organized and led a coalition to pass legislation to install a Harriet Tubman statue in the U.S. Capitol. Her NOW work culminates almost four decades of participation and support of political organizations in Maryland and Arizona. Her political activist background has been in program development, organizing and training volunteers, leadership development, coalition building and organizing election campaigns.
During her tenure as a statewide NOW officer, Mahoney has repeatedly sought opportunities to showcase the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, including holding three women’s history conferences at the Center, facilitating mention of the
Center in an ad in the NOW National Conference book and installing a link to the Center on the Maryland NOW website.
Serving for several years on the Board of the Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women [MLAW], a statewide coalition advocating for legislation on women and family issues, and the Steering Committee of the Women’s Legislative Briefing (Maryland), Mahoney also serves as political action liaison of the Prince George’s County Lesbian ZIP Code Group (an area-wide – MD, DC, VA - social group). The Governor recently appointed Linda to the Harriet Tubman Statue Fundraising Commission.