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.
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Melody Her
Highlighting Capitol Pathways student Melody Her, a 3rd year St. Catherine University student interning at St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce this Spring 2023.
Capitol Pathways Students Gather for First Meeting and Social
Our Capitol Pathways program continues as the students finally meet each other in person, and others, during the recent cohort meeting and social. Thanks to all students, alumni, supporters, and others who could make it to our first social of this program year.
Meet the 2023 Capitol Pathways cohort
Coinciding with Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session, a new program year has begun, providing an immersive, hands-on policy experience.
Register now for the 2023 Civic Celebration!
March 16, 2023: Join our annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of these extraordinary Minnesotans.
Capitol Pathways Social
Join us for the first Capitol Pathways social of the year! Learn more about the program and meet the new cohort on February 10, 2023.
Your year-end support is needed!
There has never been a more important time to show your support of coming together to find common ground, for the common good. If you’re able, please consider a gift today.
Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission
In 2021, the Citizens League was selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission helped shape Saint Paul’s continued work to take a holistic and sustainable approach to building safer outcomes in its neighborhoods.
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.
Serving in Local Elected Office
Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, we sought out perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Learn about what we heard.
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.