Common Ground.
Common Good.

The Citizens League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers people to engage in civic life and public policy to make Minnesota a better place to live and work for everyone.

Recent News

Census 2020

Engaging immigrant and ethnic communities to encourage participation and make sure all Minnesotans are counted.

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Trust In Change: Cal Clark

Cal Clark spent his childhood and college years in Chadron, Nebraska, then came to Minnesota to join the Citizens League where he worked from 1970-1980 to streamline the organization’s approach to addressing civil issues. Learn more in this member spotlight.

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Current Work

Census 2020

Working in partnership with the Minnesota State Demographic Center, the Citizens League will be working with community-based organizations to convene panel discussions for and answer questions from community members representing traditionally undercounted communities.

Calling Home

Minnesota’s 65+ population is increasing dramatically. As individuals, partners and families plan for life changes that are inevitable, we ask: What does home look like as we age? We’re here to help with the conversations and next steps as Minnesotans plan for the future.

Capitol Pathways

With the long-term goal of making our government truly representative of our communities, the program opens access to the Minnesota Capitol to the next generation of leaders of color. Through this program, interns build relationships with established Capitol leaders, gain exposure to various kinds of careers in policy, get real-world experience in career fields they would like to learn more about and build a strong professional resume in the process.


The Citizens League hosts forums for civil discussion across Minnesota. Our event series includes events that are open to the public, member-only and workplace events to help inform and engage Minnesotans on important policy and civic leadership discussions.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Mind Opener: Housing, Economic Growth, and Health. What Will Happen if We Fail to Act?

Join the Citizens League and the Family Housing Fund for a conversation about our region’s housing problem and the role each of us can play in improving the situation.

Monday, February 24, 2020
EDTalks: Voice, Power and Change: Students Leading The Way

TikTok, gaming and YouTube – what’s the impact on student mental health and well-being? Cut through conflicting advice and get practical strategies for digital balance for our young people.

Thursday, October 8, 2020
Save The Date: Civic Celebration 2020

Save the date! Our annual evening celebrating Minnesota’s unique civic tradition returns on Thursday, October 8, 2020! More details to come soon!

Citizens League
400 Robert St N, Suite 1820
St. Paul, MN 55101
(651) 293-0575