Press Releases

  • Civitas Poll: North Carolina Voters Back Cancelling Dorothea Dix Property Lease

    March 25, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute shows that a plurality of NC voters approves of the legislature cancelling the state’s lease of the Dorothea Dix hospital property to the city of Raleigh. The poll of 600 registered voters was […]

  • Civitas Releases Poll on Education Issues

    March 7, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robert Luebke (919) 834-2099 Robert.Luebke@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll by the Civitas Institute includes a number of questions which reflect voter attitudes on school choice, Common Core State Standards and ways to improve education. Almost two-thirds (65 percent) of voters support the idea of providing scholarship grants […]

  • Annexation Activist Wins Civitas Award

    March 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org  RALEIGH – Civitas has honored grassroots activist Cathy Heath for her successful drive to reform municipal annexation law in North Carolina. She received the second annual Civitas Audentia Award at the non-profit organization’s recent Conservative Leadership Conference in Raleigh. The award was […]

  • Civitas Releases Poll on NC Voting Issues

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH –The Civitas Institute has released polling questions probing North Carolina voters’ attitudes on issues dealing with voting and election integrity. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Feb. 21, 24 and 25, and had a margin of error of plus-minus […]

  • Civitas Poll: McCrory Approval Rating Shifts

    March 1, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new poll from the Civitas Institute found that if Gov. Pat McCrory’s political honeymoon is waning, his support remains strong. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Feb. 21, 24 and 25, and had a […]

  • Conservative Leadership Conference Begins Friday

    Feb. 28, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099, James.Tynen@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – Appearances by Michelle Malkin, Jim DeMint, Ed Feulner and leading state officials are among the highlights of the first day of the Civitas Institute’s Conservative Leadership Conference (CLC) on Friday, March 1, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley hotel. Malkin, an […]

  • Civitas Responds to Critics of Tax Reform Study

    Feb. 25, 2013 CONTACT: Brian Balfour (919) 834-2099 Brian.Balfour@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH — A pro-growth tax reform including elimination of state personal and corporate income taxes has garnered significant attention in North Carolina over the last several weeks. To evaluate the impact of this reform plan, Arduin Laffer & Moore Econometrics (ALME) produced a study published by […]

  • Civitas Calls on NAACP’s McSurely to Retract Lie

    Feb. 1, 2013 PRESS RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org Civitas Calls on NAACP’s McSurely to Retract Lie Raleigh – The President of the Civitas Institute today called on attorney Al McSurely to retract a lie about Civitas he told at a press conference today. State NAACP President William Barber held the conference […]

  • Civitas Poll: McCrory, Hagan Stay Popular

    Jan. 28, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099    Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH — A new poll from the Civitas Institute found support among voters for new North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and also for U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan. The Civitas Poll of 600 registered North Carolina voters was taken Jan. 14-15 and had […]

  • Civitas Announces Pope Resignation from Boards

    Dec. 20, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH –James A. “Art” Pope has resigned from the boards of the Civitas Institute and Civitas Action, Robert L. Luddy, chairman of both organizations, announced today. The Civitas Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to advancing conservative and free-market principles. Civitas Action […]

  • New Report Touts Benefits from Replacing the North Carolina Income Tax with Consumption-Based Tax

    December 18, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Brian Balfour brian.balfour@nccivitas.org  Civitas Institute Study Demonstrates How Eliminating the Income Tax Will Put More Money in North Carolinians’ Pockets  RALEIGH – Today the Civitas Institute released a report recommending a tax reform plan that would replace North Carolina’s income tax with a consumption-based tax. The report—“More Jobs, […]

  • Civitas Spotlights Lobbyist’s Hidden Influence on State Board of Elections

    Dec. 14, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Myrick (919) 834-2099 Susan.Myrick@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute investigation reveals how a liberal lobbyist worked behind the scenes to manipulate the State Board of Elections (SBE) and further his own liberal, partisan agenda. Civitas has been using the public records law to request information uncovering […]

  • Civitas President Calls Out Elections Chief on Lie

    Nov. 19, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca(919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis De Luca has called out the head of the State Board of Elections for lying about the state’s elections process. A Thursday News & Observer story noted that Gary Bartlett, state elections director, claimed the current voter […]

  • Civitas’ NC Vote Tracker Breaks Down Voting Tallies

    Nov. 5, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Susan Myrick or Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099 Susan.Myrick@NCCivitas.org  or  James.Tynen@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute’s NC Vote Tracker (ncvotetracker.com) allows you to analyze the trends as the final early voting statistics roll in. Every day, ncvotetracker.com updates official early voting statistics and puts them into an easy-to-use format. […]

  • Civitas Flash Poll: Wilmington Voters Still Oppose Stadium Bonds

    Nov. 2, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca or Jim Tynen (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@NCCivitas.org  or James.Tynen@NCCivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute Flash Poll indicates a solid majority of Wilmington voters continue to oppose issuing $37 million in bonds to build a baseball stadium in the city. The Civitas Flash Poll of 300 […]

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