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.
If you work in policy in Minnesota, you can be part of this program by hosting an intern for the 2023 legislative session.
By the time Capitol Pathways alum Maddie Geschu (they/them) was into their college career, they knew they had a heart for public service, working for people, and building community.
The Citizens League is excited to share our 2021-2022 impact report with our community of supporters and friends.
Join us on Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. for this FREE webinar as we have a candid conversation exploring shared challenges and opportunities facing Emergency Medical Services in rural and urban areas.
Yvonne joins us as our new Director of Development, leading us in sustaining and building relationships with our organizational and individual supporters!
Watch now: Minnesota’s Changing Environment and Climate: Connecting and caring for the place we call home.
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.
Through the summer of 2022, the Citizens League is seeking to understand the dynamics and decisions that are shaping individuals’ choices to run for, remain serving, or step down from elected office.
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.