Ways to Advocate

Ways to Advocate

Each year, hundreds of volunteers from across the country participate in advocacy events that help state and federal policymakers and decision-makers understand the complexities of living with cystic fibrosis and the importance of having access to affordable, adequate care and supporting research and drug development.

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Every Voice Matters

In 1955, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation was founded by a group of concerned parents who wanted to raise awareness of CF. The strength of the CF community has driven forward incredible advancements in research and care. It’s important to remember that one voice can make all the difference.

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How We Advocate For the CF Community

Alongside the cystic fibrosis community, we advocate for policies and programs that promote access to highly specialized CF care and that help advance research and drug development.

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Advocacy at Home

Advocacy efforts to raise awareness about cystic fibrosis and ignite change don’t just happen on Capitol Hill during events like March on the Hill and Teen Advocacy Day. In fact, advocacy is a continuous effort that begins, and is highly effective, at home.

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Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus

The Congressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus unites bipartisan members from both chambers to raise awareness for CF; support CF research, drug discovery, and development; encourage collaboration between the public sector and private organizations; and support access to quality, affordable care for people living with CF.

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Ask Candidates the Right Questions to Inform Your Decisions

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation believes in empowering our community to advocate for the needs of people with cystic fibrosis. During an election cycle, it's important to ask questions of candidates to understand how their positions would impact the CF community.

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