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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AARP Sponsors Indigenous Fest

Posted on 05/15/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Join AARP Colorado for the Indigenous Film & Arts Festival on June 10, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Denver Musuem of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver. The film is open to the public, but a $5 donation is suggested. Sponsored by AARP, the program will feature: Allan Houser/Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master, Director Phil Lucas (Choctaw). Allan Houser drew masterfully, painted beautifully, and brought stone powerfully to life. The spirit of …

AARP Day with the Colorado Rockies

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

The Colorado Rockies and AARP invite AARP members to come and enjoy a Sunday game at Coors Field. Discounted tickets for AARP Day are limited, so purchase them now! Hey, baseball fans get your discount tickets to watch the Colorado Rockies take on the New York Mets at Coors Field, 2001 Blake St. in Denver, on Aug. 23, 2015, AARP Day at the ballpark. To buy tickets, www.rockies.com/aarp and use promo code RP2015. First pitch is at 2:10 p.m., and a …

Get Your Game On

Posted on 05/14/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Get ready for the 38th annual Rocky Mountain Senior Games, in which adults 50 and older compete in a number of sports and thrill spectators with their physical ability. “We want to improve the quality of life for adults age 50-plus by providing athletic competition and social opportunities that promote healthy and active lifestyles,” said Sheri Lobmeyer, who has been the events coordinator for the Rocky Mountain Senior Games for the last 22 years. The Rocky Mountain Senior Games is …

AARP Colorado Volunteers Head to Washington to Push for Better Retirement Investment Advice Standard

Posted on 04/28/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

Washington, DC – Today AARP Colorado volunteers and staff dropped off petitions containing more than 26,000 signatures at the U.S. Department of Labor in support of a conflict of interest standard, following the release of a proposed rule earlier this month. The petition delivery kicks off several days of action in Washington that includes visits to U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner and Colorado members of the U.S. House of Reps. Ken Buck and Ed Perlmutter on issues that include …

Sign the Petition: Close the Conflict of Interest Loophole!

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

You’ve worked hard to save for retirement and you deserve a financial advisor who works just as hard to protect what you’ve earned. Right now, loopholes in the law allow bad-actors in the financial industry to provide retirement savings “advice” based on what’s best for their pocketbook, not yours. The result? They can recommend investments with higher fees, riskier features, and lower returns because they earn more money, even if those investments are not the best choice for you. Bad …

El Movimiento

Posted on 04/22/2015 by | AARP Colorado | Comments

El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado exhibit immerses visitors in the urgency, passion and vitality of one of Colorado’s most important social movements. In the 1960s and 1970s, Chicano activists in Colorado fought to end discrimination, secure rights and gain political and social power through education, culture and the arts. AARP members are invited to experience this absorbing exhibit. Now through October 31, 2015. Exhibit and all programs are at the History Colorado Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO. AARP members are …