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Civitas Poll Looks Ahead to Elections

Feb. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099      Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on NC voters’ views on national races in this year’s political scene. The poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 23 and 25-26, and has an…

 

Civitas Poll Looks at Pot Legalization

Jan. 31, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was conducted Jan. 23 and 25-26, and has an error margin of plus/minus 4 percent. Text of Questions * Several states have legalized the use…

 

Civitas Campaign to Educate NC About 2013 Tax Reform

Jan. 22, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@nccivitas.org RALEIGH — North Carolina’s leading conservative voice, the Civitas Institute, today launched a radio advertising campaign to educate voters across the state about the benefits of last year’s historic tax reform legislation. “As workers across the state are…

 

For Severely Mentally Ill, Glimmers of Hope Appear

January 15, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Lee Brett (919) 834-2099 Lee.Brett@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – At long last, there are positive moves on the state and federal levels to address catastrophic failures in the mental health system. A new oped by Civitas policy analyst Lee Brett, a version of which was…

 

Moyers Program Rehashes Liberal Slogans

Jan. 3, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca today expressed his dismay over a one-sided and misleading video report released by Bill Moyers on his website, billmoyers.com, and scheduled to appear on a variety of television…

 

Business Group Pushing Common Core Hires Activist with Partisan History

Dec. 19, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A purportedly nonpartisan group formed to push business executives’ education agenda has hired a partisan activist once embroiled in groups that boycotted a North Carolina employer. BEST NC (Business for Educational Success and Transformation in…

 

‘Impartial Scholars’ Have an Agenda

Dec. 17, 2013 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099         Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new article from the Civitas Institute, “Transparency and the Ivory Tower,” sheds light on the group  that recently described  Civitas’ request for public records from UNC Professor Gene Nichol as an “abuse of power” that…

 

Civitas Poll Looks at Views on Obama, McCrory

Dec. 17, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.deluca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The latest Civitas Poll provides insights on North Carolina’s political scene. NC Direction Fifty-seven percent of respondents think the state is headed on the wrong track; less than a third (31 percent) think it’s headed…

 

North Carolinians Remain Split over Common Core

Dec. 17, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dr. Robert Luebke (919) 834-2099  Bob.Luebke@nccivitas.org RALEIGH — North Carolinians remain conflicted over Common Core Standards. That’s a major finding of a recent Civitas Poll which asked respondents questions about Common Core Standards and their impact. “Many North Carolinians are skeptical about Common…

 

Civitas’ De Luca: Academics’ Call for Secrecy Would Undermine Democracy in NC

Dec. 16, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca has released the following statement in response to the “open letter” sent to Gov. Pat McCrory and state budget director Art Pope. The letter is signed by nearly…

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