It Takes a Village.To Work for Women's Rights: Action Center Staff Profiles

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It Takes a Village.To Work for Women's Rights: Action Center Staff Profiles


Condon, Hillary S., National NOW Times


Action Center Staff Profiles

NOW's Victory 2000 Campaign aims to elect 2,000 feminist candidates to all levels of political office by the end of the year 2000. Such an ambitious campaign requires the efforts of practically everyone at the National NOW Action Center, whether it's traveling to cities to recruit or campaign for feminist candidates in hot races or getting a mailing out to raise election funds. Get to know some of the people helping to increase our representation in government.

Linda Berg Political Director

Linda is responsible for coordinating all aspects of NOW's electoral program. She serves as staff liaison to NOW's Political Action Committees (PACs), coordinates political training, assists grassroots leadership with elections work and ensures that the NOW/PAC complies with all relevant campaign laws. Linda is currently focused on the Victory 2000 Campaign, recruiting feminist candidates for the crucial upcoming election. She has been a NOW activist for 15 years and has chaired the Montgomery County NOW (Md.) chapter's election committee for over a dozen years. Linda is an avid reader, a lawyer and the proud mother of three feminist daughters.

Sarah Martin, PAC Assistant, Field Organizer-Reproductive Rights

Sarah's PAC position consists of organizing, including fundraising events, for NOW's political efforts, documenting campaign finances and preparing reports for the Federal Election Commission. As a field organizer, she also works on reproductive rights issues, keeping NOW's activists informed on candidates' positions and current legislation. She began working for NOW in the fall of 1998 as the membership specialist and recently moved to the PAC. Sarah was born and raised in eastern Kentucky. Away from the office, she is active in the Capital City NOW chapter. Sarah is an avid runner and recently ran in her first marathon.

Tyla Druilhet, Web/LAN/ Computer Support Tyla is NOW's virtual field organizer. This includes updating the NOW/PAC web site for the elections, Internet outreach and web page development for NOW's action agenda. She helps keep NOW's LAN and web site running and also coordinates maintenance of Action Center computers. Tyla is originally from Louisiana. Her father was in the Air Force, so she grew up in various places in Europe and the United States. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana and now studies Computer Information Science at the University of Maryland. Tyla came to NOW to use her Internet and computer skills to help ensure that women's rights are a priority in the U.S. and the world. Johanna Ettin, Direct Mail Manager

Johanna coordinates the activities of the Direct Mail team, which sends out renewals and special requests for contributions, including NOW/PAC's recent, successful Victory 2000 appeal for monthly pledges of support. She helps use direct mail to increase NOW's membership and political support. Johanna was a NOW activist in North Carolina, joining in 1977 and serving in almost every office at her local chapter and state organization.

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