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.

Friday, February 21, 2020
Capitol Pathways Social Hour

Please join us and other program supporters, alumni, intern hosts, and others who work in the Minnesota policy world for a Capitol Pathways meet and greet. Free and open to the public!

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

Please join us for two inspiring talks on how youth are using their voice and power to create change in their communities.

Friday, February 28, 2020
2020 Census Forum: Spanish-language Panel Discussion

Those in Latinx/Spanish-speaking communities are invited to join us on Friday, February 28, 2020, for a panel discussion in Spanish to answer questions on the upcoming effort in Minnesota and the country to count all residents.

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