Press Releases

  • 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 North Carolina) includes at least […]

  • ‘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 was “unprecedented in our state’s […]

  • 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 in the right direction. The […]

  • 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 Core and are not confident […]

  • 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 300 academics and criticizes a […]

  • Civitas Poll: NC Opposes Voter ID Suit, ACA

    Dec. 16, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll illuminates North Carolina voters’ attitudes about today’s most pressing issues. The survey of 600 registered North Carolina voters was done Dec. 4-8. The margin of error was plus-minus 4 percent. Top Issues Forty-seven percent of […]

  • Civitas Chief Named to Ethics Commission

    Nov. 20, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099   Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Gov. Pat McCrory, on the recommendation of Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger, has named Civitas President Francis X. De Luca to the State Ethics Commission. He fills the unexpired term of Leslie Merritt Jr., effective immediately. The term expires Dec. 31, […]

  • Civitas Releases October Poll Results Online

    Nov. 12, 2013 MEDIA ALERT CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute has released its October Poll Presentation. Its graphics illuminate NC voters’ views of crucial current leaders and issues, including: President Obama Gov. Pat McCrory Sen. Kay Hagan and possible Republican U.S. Senate candidates The state legislature The direction […]

  • Civitas Chief Deplores Bank Group’s Endorsement of Common Core

    Nov. 8, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – Civitas Institute President Francis X. De Luca has expressed disappointment that the North Carolina Bankers Association passed a resolution supporting the North Carolina Common Core State Standards (CCSS). “It’s unfortunate that the Bankers Association is the latest group to be […]

  • Civitas Poll: Half of Voters Want Hagan Out

    Nov. 6, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org  RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll indicates that if the election were held today half of North Carolina voters would not vote for Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan but would instead give someone else a chance at the office. Fifty percent […]

  • Jack Hawke, Founding President of Civitas, Passes Away

    Nov. 5, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH, NC –Current Civitas President Francis X. De Luca has extended condolences to the family of Jack Hawke, the founding president of the Civitas Institute, who died Monday. In 2005, philanthropist and businessman Art Pope decided to start a non-profit to honor […]

  • Left-Wing Blueprint NC Groups Linked to ‘Walk-In’

    Nov. 4, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099    Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – The Civitas Institute notes that Public Schools First NC, a member of the left-wing Blueprint North Carolina “eviscerate network,” played a major role in the protests against the North Carolina Legislature on Monday. The protests were organized by the NCAE, […]

  • Civitas Poll: Voters Gloomy about U.S. Outlook

    Nov. 4, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll indicates that over the past year North Carolina voters have grown starkly more pessimistic about the direction of the nation. Their view of the where North Carolina is headed, while still negative,  is much less […]

  • Civitas Poll: NC Voters Blame GOP More than Democrats for Govt. Shutdown

    Oct. 31, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099  Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll indicates North Carolina voters blame congressional Republicans most for the government shutdown. Forty-two (42) percent of voters said Republicans in Congress are mostly to blame for the partial shutdown of the federal government from Oct. […]

  • Civitas Poll Offers Insights into Voters’ Views of Obama, McCory

    Oct. 31, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Francis De Luca (919) 834-2099 Francis.DeLuca@nccivitas.org RALEIGH – A new Civitas Institute poll provides insights into North Carolina voters’ views of President Obama and Gov. Pat McCrory. The survey of 600 registered North Carolina voters was done Oct. 20-24. The margin of error was plus-minus 4 percent. Obama […]

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