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Angela Cortez

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.
For the last 14 years, I've promoted AARP Colorado's work to improve the lives of older adults and their families, help them age in place, get the services they need in their communities, and yes, bring more Latinos into the AARP family through the media, public relations and volunteer outreach.
Schueneman becomes lead advocate for Coloradans 50-plus, calls attention to Social Security, health care, affordable housing, utility rate hikes and continues to fight big pharmaceutical greed
Erlinda Archuleta and Irene Martinez Jordan are two of 15 AARP Colorado Legislative Advocates tasked with examining bills proposed to the legislature this 2023 session. They determine how the laws would impact older Coloradans, as well as future generations.
AARP helped save Colorado Xcel customers nearly $124 million, thwarting the energy company’s unfair natural gas rate hike proposal and its ongoing “pancaking” of rate increases
Dora Valdez, the widow of the late community activist Bernie Valdez, walked along side her husband and made change behind the scenes for Colorado Latinos, as well as the community as a whole.
AARP Colorado is taking to the airwaves through Telemundo to alert Latinos that many of them may qualify for rental payment assistance.
AARP Colorado hosts Votar es Poder/Your Voice is Your Vote to address Hispanic/Latino voter participation in Colorado
While the Affordable Care Act has reduced the number of Colorado Latinos ages 50 to 64 who lack health insurance, many remain unable to afford an individual policy.
Earlier this year, AARP Colorado El Comité member Polly Baca was awarded the Governor’s Citizenship Medal for Vanguard Legacy by Gov. Jared Polis for her lifetime of community leadership.
AARP Colorado’s Jan. 27 Tele-Town Hall with Gov. Polis and Lt. Gov. Primavera allows callers to ask questions about vaccine distribution – no computer necessary
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