The AARP Foundation Litigation (AFL) team works to ensure that older adults have a voice and proper representation in courts at every level throughout the nation. Nowhere is that mission more significant than at the Supreme Court, where decisions often have a profound impact on people’s lives. Through direct participation or by filing amicus briefs in Supreme Court cases this term, AFL attorneys will again have the opportunity to help bring about the kind of systemic social change that can make a real difference for those we serve.
At AARP Foundation, we emphasize a commitment to equity in all that we do, including our work in the courts. As you will see in this year’s Supreme Court Preview, cases covering an array of discriminatory and otherwise harmful practices affecting older adults — in the workplace, in housing, in health care, and more — will come before the Court this term or in the near future. With their participation in these cases, AARP Foundation attorneys are helping to fulfill our mission to increase economic opportunity for vulnerable older adults, to ensure that all older adults have both the means and the opportunity to thrive, and to build toward a future without senior poverty, where no older person feels vulnerable.