AARP Colorado

Angela Cortez

Biography:

ANGELA CORTEZ

Angela Cortez joined AARP as Associate State Director, Communications in 2010. Angela is a Colorado native, who has an extensive background in journalism. She has been on the editorial boards of both The Denver Post, as an editorial and commentary writer, and The Desert Sun newspaper in Southern California, where she served as the editorial page editor. Angela specializes in legislative and judicial systems, as well as social services. She was one of a group of reporters awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for the breaking news coverage of the Columbine High School massacre. Additionally, Angela has worked on political campaigns and in public relations and marketing, providing outreach to diverse communities. At AARP Colorado, Angela garnered significant media for the state in the areas of utilities, the Protect Seniors campaign and Drive to End Hunger. She also acted as a regional liaison for the “Tell our Story” project, working with colleagues in seven other states, and in 2012, she served as Interim State Director in Idaho.

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Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Are you a sports lover? How about a lacrosse game? Or maybe you’re into something more cultural. Well, AARP Colorado has you covered. Join us for a Colorado Mammoth game and/or The Westside Oratorio, a tale of seven generations of a Denver Mexican-American family. AARP invites you to see The Westside Oratorio on Dec. 7, 2014, 2 p.m. at Su Teatro, 721 Santa Fe Drive in Denver. This play has been described as a “beautiful, sweeping and poignant epic that …

Holiday Scam Alert

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

The holidays are upon us and that means con artists are using this time of year to their advantage. But we can take steps to avoid becoming victims. Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says the holiday season is the time of year that many people want to give to charities. But it’s also the time of year when scammers take advantage of that giving spirit. “Unfortunately, scammers posing as fake charities are waiting in the wings to take advantage of …

Don’t miss the Grinch

Posted on 11/14/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Yup, Mr. Grinch, he is a mean one. But the holiday classic, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is a must see and AARP Colorado has a discount that would make even the ol’ Grinch smile. AARP members and guests may receive a free child’s ticket with the purchase of an adult ticket in price level 2 for the showing of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at the Denver Center for the Performing …

Discounted tickets to Denver Film Festival

Posted on 10/31/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP Colorado for the 37th Annual Starz Denver Film Festival.* AARP members are entitled to receive $3 off a regular, or matinée, screening during the 37th Stars Denver Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 12-23, 2014 at the Sie FilmCenter, 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver Pavilions, 500 16th St., and Buell Theatre, 1031 13th St. All venues are located in Denver. To receive the discount, go to denverfilm.org and create a Customer Profile. Select your desired screening by clicking …

Where the Candidates Stand

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP maintains a proud 28-year history of non-partisan voter engagement, providing voters with information on where the candidates stand on issues important to our members and their families, so they can make their own decisions on Election Day. Our 2014 Voters Guides, available at www.aarp.org/politics-society/government-elections/voters-guide/, help voters find out where the candidates stand on the future of Social Security, Medicare, Financial Security, and other critical issues important to 50-plus Americans. AARP urges all congressional candidates to talk with voters about …

Become an Election Judge

Posted on 10/7/2014 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

AARP is encouraging voters to consider working as election judges in Denver, Pueblo, Larimer and Mesa counties, as well as other counties across the state. According to the Secretary of State Office, Election Day poll workers must meet the following criteria to be election judges: Registered electors who reside in the political subdivision, unless otherwise excepted, and are willing to serve – knowing that Election Day runs from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Be U.S. citizens by the date of …