Civitas Action Alerts

Civitas Action Unveils New Site for State Legislative Rankings
Will track 2016 votes as they occur

May 6, 2016

RALEIGH – Civitas Action has unveiled a new internet home for its annual Conservative Effectiveness Ranking of North Carolina state lawmakers.

“The new site is far more user-friendly, and for the first time, friendly, and for the first time, will track legislative votes as soon as possible after the vote occurs,” said Civitas Action President Francis De Luca.

The legislative vote on HB 2 is already posted to the site, and votes on important issues throughout the session will be updated as they occur. This will enable constituents, media and legislators alike to track scores as this legislative session progresses.

The Civitas Action Conservative Effectiveness Ranking is the only 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 determine the member’s overall ideological stance on the pivotal issues. “Letter grades will no longer be assigned as we believe those grades distracted from the ability to gauge legislators’ effectiveness based on relative numeric scores,” added DeLuca.

Civitas Action has been producing its annual legislative ranking since the 2008 legislative session.

Rankings for the 2011 thru 2015 sessions are now available on the site, with prior years to be added in the coming weeks.

The Civitas Institute is a policy institute based in Raleigh, N.C. More information is available at, or contact Jim Tynen at (919) 834-2099 or

Founded in 2005, the Civitas Institute is a Raleigh, NC-based, 501(c)(3) nonprofit policy organization committed to creating a North Carolina whose citizens enjoy liberty and prosperity derived from limited government, personal responsibility and civic engagement. To that end, Civitas develops and advocates for conservative policy solutions to improve the lives of all North Carolinians.