Articles by J. Rizzo Mertz

About J. Rizzo Mertz

Age: 26 - Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Center for Civic & Community Engagement - 2011 Millersville University graduate (BA- Government & Political Affairs) Contact: Website | More Posts

Over the past month, Millersville University has become riled with frustration and anger. The catalyst for this discontent among the students, faculty and alumni can be traced back to 2011. Governor Tom Corbett, newly sworn into office, proposed the most drastic cuts to a state’s …

A Letter to America and Her People

August 3, 2011 // 1 Comment

To My Fellow Citizens, Our Republic is sick. She suffers from the disease of party politics and political brinkmanship at the hands of our elected officials who have sworn to uphold and protect the very document that gives our country its breath of life. Senator Claiborne Pell, …

Plan to Renew Pennsylvania- A New Hope

July 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

On March 8th, Republican Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his 2011-2012 budget plan for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Soon the state legislature overwhelming rejected many of the proposals contained within Gov. Corbett’s fiscal proposals, including the Department of Education’s funding.  Then on May 11th, the Pennsylvania …