Citizens for Global Solutions Action Network

The mission of our political action branch is to build political will in the United States for global cooperation and democratic international institutions that respect the rights of people and nations.

In the past the Action Network was very engaged in a number of political activities and worked hard to inform and lobby congress on issues related to global cooperation and democratic international institutions. Due to current priorities, the two boards of the organization have decided to focus on our public educational programs rather than on political activities. However, we continue to accept membership in the Action Network. Members of the Action Network are invited to the annual members meeting and elect their board of directors. To join the action network, use this form and send at least $25 to the address provided. 

Board Officers

Chair - Matt McDonough, MA

Matthew McDonough received his Ed.D from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and his MS from Springfield College. He currently works as a green energy consultant.

He joined the WFA in 1974. He was president of the Amherst, MA chapter, followed by a term as president of the New England region. At the national level, he served on the Board of Directors, the Executive Council, Chair of the Executive Council, and Treasurer. After a long hiatus, he is pleased to reengage with the organization’s leadership.

Treasurer - Evan Freund, IL

Over the past 20 years Evan Freund has served as President and later Treasurer of the Chicago chapter of Citizens for Global Solutions, and previously to that of the World Federalist Association, Chicago Region. He has also assisted in numerous campaigns. Prior to retirement in 2001, he developed and operated health care delivery organizations in Chicago for inner-city populations. He is a Life Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. Following his retirement in 2001, he has volunteered as project manager, consultant, and executive coach with Executive Service Corps of Chicago. He has assisted many non-profit organizations to plan strategically, to recruit capable and needed members of boards of directors, to manage their finances, and to develop capacity to raise funds. He is an active Rotarian, and has promoted international involvement at Rotary. He is Chair of the Board of Community Counseling Centers of Chicago, and is head of the Criminal Justice Task Force at First Unitarian Church. Evan holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, an MA degree in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and a BA from Cornell University.

Secretary - Tom Hastings, CA

Tom Hastings has served since 2008 as the President and Chair of Citizens for Global Solutions California Region, which is comprised of nine chapters. Prior to that position he served as the Chair of the Region’s board. Now retired, Thomas most recently worked as a principal scientist at Xerox Corporation. Prior to his work at Xerox, Thomas was a consulting software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. He led the Operating System team developing program data processors, and was a member of the architecture team.

Tom holds both undergraduate and master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.