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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists around the world agree that we are facing a shortage of effective antibiotics. Innovation is needed now. This is a problem that affects all Americans — and people with cystic fibrosis in particular.
By educating elected officials and other government decision-makers on the needs of the cystic fibrosis community, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation works to shape public policy to help our efforts to cure CF and provide all people with CF the opportunity to live full, healthy lives. Below find a listing of our state and federal statements, letters, and regulatory comments.