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.


Thursday June 6, 2019: You’re invited to celebrate a successful fourth year of Capitol Pathways, the only paid internship program in Minnesota creating a policy career pathway for college students of color! Join us for our End of Session Celebration!

Recent News

We’re Hiring: Public Policy Director

We are currently searching for our next Public Policy Director. If you like working with the best-of-the-best and taking on the toughest public policy challenges, then don’t miss out on this opportunity.

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Current Work

St. Paul Minimum Wage Study Committee

We are convening an independent study committee to answer key questions surrounding a minimum wage ordinance in the City of Saint Paul. Their charge will be to review previous scoping work, review other relevant research, agree on findings and conclusions from this effort, and finally, develop and put forward recommendations for a minimum wage ordinance to the City.

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.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Policy On Tap: Talking Trash - An Apple a Day...Makes Waste

The Citizens League is dedicated to robust conversations about policy and will convene four events to explore different aspects of the stuff we throw away. Join us Wednesday, June 5, for Policy on Tap: Talking Trash!

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Capitol Pathways End of Session Celebration

Join us to celebrate a successful fourth year for the Minnesota Capitol Pathways, the only paid internship program in Minnesota creating a policy career pathway for college students of color!

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