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Consumer Federation of America

The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) was founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization to advance consumer interest through research, advocacy, education, and service. There are nearly 300 such groups that participate in the federation and govern it through representation in the organization’s board of directors. In the following sections, the main functions of the association are discussed, followed by the requirements for membership, information about the CFA’s state and local programs, and the important annual events scheduled throughout the year. Finally, the critical issues addressed by the CFA are discussed.

Main Functions and Memberships

There are four major functions of the CFA: (1) research, (2) advocacy, (3) education, and (4) service. The research functions include investigating consumer issues, behavior, and attitudes through surveys, focus groups, investigative ...

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