Text, Talk, Revive Civility

Because our democracy depends on it. 

Text, Talk, Revive Civility combines text messaging with face-to-face dialogue. Created by NICD, Text, Talk, Revive Civility is available free of charge to participants. Gather your friends and family and text CIVILITY to 89800 for a fun and engaging conversation on the importance of civility and how to revive it in our democracy and everyday lives.

How it Works

Text, Talk, Revive Civility uses text messaging to facilitate a face-to-face conversation on civility in our everyday lives and our politics. Participants gather in small groups (3-4 people) with one cell phone per group. They text CIVILITY to the number 89800 to receive a series of text messages that guides their group through a conversation on civility: why it matters in our lives, how we can create more of it, and how it can be strengthened in our politics. The text messages include videos, polling questions and discussion questions. The activity takes approximately 45 minutes.