Coming to America Toolkit

Starter Video

Moderator Resources 

Nine Key Elements of Deliberative Forums
A short course in NIF moderating

Questions that Can Support Deliberation
A series of questions that can help spur deliberation in any forum, sourced from hundreds of pages of training materials from a variety of centers for public life

Fostering Deeper Deliberation
brief handout that discusses some of Kettering’s basic research findings on how to foster deeper deliberation 

Deliberative Facilitator Cheat Sheet: For Use with Immigration Forums
Editable cheat sheet for moderators to use during a forum

Post-Forum Questionnaire Cover Sheet
Use this to mail in your post-forum questionnaires

Attach paper invite (on your organization’s letterhead) AND embed text in email
CC: the district scheduler for the Member of Congress, if available
Aim to invite district director staff to participate, Members of Congress to observe

Coming to America Fact Sheet
Share with new partner organizations or anyone new to A Public Voice and National Issues Forums