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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

Adapting to a new normal amidst COVID-19 challenges

Minnesotans, like the rest of the world, are working to adjust to a “new normal” amidst COVID-19. As we work to rise to this challenge together, the Citizens League is looking for ways to adapt to this new environment while continuing to serve the community. LISTENING...

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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.

Monday, May 4, 2020
Policy On Tap: Understanding the History of Racial Covenants

Join us to dive deep into how these policies continue to affect the quality of life of communities of color and inequities in our region.

Monday, May 11, 2020
Policy On Tap: (Wage) Theft in Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking in Construction

What can government agencies and businesses do to combat wage theft and labor trafficking? Join us to learn and discuss this issue, which may be more prevalent than you think.

Monday, June 8, 2020
Policy On Tap: Why Treaties Matter

Join us for a primer and a conversation about policies that should be considered to address treaties in Minnesota.

Monday, June 15, 2020
Policy On Tap: How Evictions Hurt All Minnesotans

What can be done to reduce evictions in Minnesota? We explore the challenges and potential policies around this important issue.

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