Lang Joins Nation’s Top Professionals Working to Advance Public Policy Solutions to Challenges Facing Workers and Families
WASHINGTON, DC – Justice in Aging is proud to announce that the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has welcomed Senior Staff Attorney Kate Lang as a member. Membership is offered only to those who have demonstrated a sustained interest in social insurance as a tool for addressing economic insecurity; have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, teaching, policy making, administration or financing of social insurance systems; and are committed to furthering public education, developing new leaders, promoting research, and providing forums for discussion among experts, stakeholders, policy makers, and administrators.
“I am very pleased to be joining the membership of this august institution. I look forward to contributing to the Academy’s activities,” said Lang.
As a key player on Justice in Aging’s Economic Security team, Lang regularly meets with leaders from the Social Security Administration to offer a legal perspective on issues consumers face in accessing benefits. Lang has also provided testimony in front of Congress to advance the interests of millions of diverse low-income seniors who depend on social safety net programs to survive.
Much of Lang’s career has focused on advocacy for low-income older adults and people with disabilities. Previous positions Lang has held include staff attorney at the Legal Aid Bureau in Riverdale, MD, and attorney at the National Legal Aid and Defender Association and Bread for the City Legal Clinic in Washington, DC.
As a member of NASI, Lang will continue her work to ensure that all seniors have adequate funds and supports to pay for their essential needs, that they receive the benefits to which they are entitled without arbitrary denial or disruptions, and that programs and services are delivered without discrimination based on race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, limited proficiency in English, or any other potential disadvantage.
Lang and other Justice in Aging attorneys are always available for comment on stories about poverty, public benefits, aging, and the unique legal issues faced by low-income older Americans.
Justice in Aging is a national non-profit legal advocacy organization that fights senior poverty through law. Formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center, since 1972 we’ve worked for access to affordable health care and economic security for older adults with limited resources, focusing especially on populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. Through targeted advocacy, litigation, and the trainings and resources we provide to local advocates, we ensure access to the social safety net programs that poor seniors depend on, including Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). For more information, visit our website at www.justiceinaging.org.
The National Academy of Social Insurance is a non-profit, non-partisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. Social insurance encompasses broad-based systems that help workers and their families pool risks to avoid loss of income due to retirement, death, disability, or unemployment, and to ensure access to health care. NASI convenes steering committees and study panels that are charged with conducting research, issuing findings, and, in some cases, reaching recommendations based on their analysis. Members of these groups are selected for their recognized expertise and with due consideration for the balance of disciplines and perspectives appropriate to the project.
Contact: Vanessa Barrington
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