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Since joining the [U.S.] World Federalist Association in 1987, John has served as Editor of the Northern California World Federalist (1987-91) and its renamed Toward Democratic World Federation (1996– ); he also held the offices of Treasurer, Vice President, and President, first of W.F.A. of Northern California and subsequently of Democratic World Federalists, which now has supporters from around the world. He helped organize the San Francisco Hearing of the U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the U.N. in 1993.
He also served on the Board of the W.F.A. (1989-2003) and its policy committee, and headed its liaison committee for the [global] World Federalist Movement. He served on the Council of the W.F.M. (1991-2007), headed its committee on Federalism and the Right of People to Self-Government, and in 1995 organized its World Congress in San Francisco with its symposium on “Restructuring the United Nations: Achieving Democratic Global Governance for the 21st Century.”
Fred co-founded the Action Coalition for Global Change and was its President from the mid to late 90’s. He also co-founded the Silicon Valley Impeachment Coalition, which is still active. Currently, he is a Board Member of Citizens for a U.N. People’s Parliamentary Assembly, a Green Party activist, an anti-war activist in Veterans For Peace and Mountain View Voices for Peace, and has served as the Vice President of DWF. He and his wife Lois have been married since 1949 and have two daughters and two sons.