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Civitas Action To Rank State Legislators Again in 2017
Will track 2017 votes as they happen, offer "grading alerts"

February 6, 2017

RALEIGH – Civitas Action will once again produce its annual Conservative Effectiveness Ranking of North Carolina state lawmakers in 2017.

A key feature, which we first used last year, will be tracking votes as they happen in order to produce a cumulative, up-to-date score voters and legislators can track throughout the session.

“We will score legislative votes as soon as possible after the vote occurs,” said Civitas Action President Francis De Luca. “That way, legislators, media and voters alike will be able to track the rankings after each scored vote.”

Moreover, Civitas Action will continue to make its best attempt to alert legislators of their intention to grade votes on a bill prior to the vote’s taking place.

“The alert will indicate Civitas Action’s stance on the bill, clearly communicating how a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ vote will impact a legislator’s score, before they vote,” said DeLuca. “This process should eliminate surprises for legislators when they look at their conservative ranking.”

To track the 2017 votes, click here

More information is available at, or contact Francis DeLuca at (919) 834-2099 or

The Civitas Action Conservative Effectiveness Ranking is the only broadly-based rating system in North Carolina that allows the citizens of North Carolina to gauge how their state legislator actually votes on important bills and offers a score to better describe the member’s overall ideological stance on issues. Civitas Action has been producing its annual legislative ranking since the 2008 legislative session. Civitas Action is a 501(c)(4) non-profit that educates and informs North Carolinians on policy issues and the actions of their elected officials.