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MISSION

Citizens for Florida’s Future (CFF) is dedicated to the safety and security of Florida’s children, consumers, and businesses.  We believe that safe homes, schools and workplaces will lead to a higher quality of life for every member of society, no matter their cultural, ethnic or economic background.  Our strategy for promoting these principles relies on the blending of research and policy development combined with political action. 

CFF is led by its Chairman, Eric Criss.  Mr. Criss has over twenty years of experience in leadership, policy, associations and political campaigns.  Through cooperative research projects with the academic community, as well as governmental and non-governmental organizations, CFF enhances the quality of life for all Florida’s citizens by strengthening the five pillars of Florida’s future described above.  Unlike many policy oriented organizations, CFF is not afraid to get “in the arena” and provide financial support to candidates for public office who believe, like we do, that the safety and security of Floridians should be their top priority.

CFF has targeted five areas of public policy that are all too often restricted to separate “silos.” We believe these are the five pillars of Florida’s future.  The first pillar is revitalizing Florida’s economy.  Without a home and a source of income, no family can be considered “secure.”  The second pillar is consumer safety, including food, drugs, alcohol, toys, All Terrain Vehicles (ATV’s), and other products used in and around the home.  Our third pillar is homeland security, including protecting Florida’s ports, rail, and tourist attractions from homegrown radical Jihadism and “lone wolf” acts of politically motivated violence.  A fourth pillar is disaster preparedness, which in Florida is most often a response to hurricanes but can also include, wildfires, tornados and other dangerous events.  We saved the most category for last, which is fifth and final pillar: personal responsibility.  This includes keeping our bodies and minds healthy through proactive steps such as eating healthy and exercise, but also not engaging in activity that would endanger ourselves, our families or others.  Such activities we seek to discourage include the use of illegal drugs, inappropriate use of prescription medication, combining prescription drugs with alcohol, underage drinking, and drinking and driving.