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.
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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.
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AARP Colorado is taking to the airwaves through Telemundo to alert Latinos that many of them may qualify for rental payment assistance.
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AARP Colorado hosts Votar es Poder/Your Voice is Your Vote to address Hispanic/Latino voter participation in Colorado
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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.
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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.
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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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AARP Colorado is working overtime to ensure Latinos in Colorado vote and vote early through mail-in ballots. Those who are waiting to vote in person should stress safety protocols and apply social distancing and wear protective gear, such as masks to cover the nose and mouth always.
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Join AARP Colorado for a vital discussion about the disparities of the state's Hispanic population in contracting COVID-19 and what we can do to keep our Latino communities safe with the help of local resources.
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AARP Colorado's advocacy team reports on its 2020 legislative activities
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Advocating for its passage for more than six years, AARP Colorado finally sees bill to help workers save for retirement go to Governor for signature
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