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.
Engaging immigrant and ethnic communities to encourage participation and make sure all Minnesotans are counted.read more
Policy On Tap host Tom Weber was joined by a panel to talk the complex world of secondhand goods. Listen here!read more
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.read more
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.
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.
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.
2020 Census Forum: Hmong-language Panel Discussion
Those in the Hmong community are invited to join us on Saturday, January 18, 2020, for a panel discussion in Hmong* to answer questions on the upcoming effort in Minnesota and the country to count all residents.
Friday, January 24, 2020
2020 Census Forum: Somali-language Panel Discussion
Those in the Somali community are invited to join us on Friday, January 24, 2020, for a panel discussion in Somali 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!