Citizens for Global Solutions is very indebted to many activists who contributed much to making the World Federalist Association (WFA) and the Campaign for U.N. Reform CUNR) influential organizations that flourished from the end of World War II until 2003 when they were merged to form Citizens for Global Solutions (CGS). CGS regrets that we probably have not sufficiently honored many of these now deceased members from the past.
Nevertheless we are glad now to honor two of them, Betty and Howard Taylor of Akron/Stow, Ohio on the occasion of Betty's death April 10, 2017 at the age of 93. Howard died September 16, 2006. Married in 1944, they had three children--Bruce, Susan, and Karen. From the beginning of the world federalist movement in 1947 they became leaders locally and nationally. Betty was Akron WFA chapter president for decades. Both were active in the Campaign for U.N. Reform and worked with elected officials friendly to our aims. Betty later served on the Steering Committee of the World Federalist Institute (WFI).
Betty was also active in the local UN Association, the Akron Peace Council, and the League of Women Voters as well as doing her volunteer work on behalf of local artists. Howard and Betty were honored with the "Arts Alive" Volunteer Award by the Akron Area Arts Alliance in 2003.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations in Betty’s name be made to Summit Artspace (which Betty and Howard helped to found), 140 East Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44308, or to Citizens for Global Solutions Education Fund, Memorial Gift Program, PO Box 15256, Washington, DC 20003.