Common Ground.
Common Good.

The Citizens League is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works to ensure Minnesotans of all backgrounds and ideologies have the opportunity to be engaged, inspired and empowered to take an active role in public policymaking. Together we must work to promote democracy for the common good.

Recent News

Donate now and have your gift doubled!

To help us continue leading bipartisan solutions in our state, we hope you will consider supporting our work on Give to the Max Day, this Thursday, November 15th. Thanks to the generosity of our board members and friends, your gift from now through Give to the Max Day will be doubled by our matching fund up to $10,000! 

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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.

Citizens League Voice is a periodical publication that stimulates quality conversation and meaningful debate by engaging Minnesotans of all backgrounds and ideologies with non-sensational journalism and fact-driven essays designed to explore the most effective policy solutions for today and tomorrow.

Events


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. Event series’ include Policy and a Pint™, Mind Opener and EDTalks.

Monday, November 26, 2018
Grasping and Reducing Poverty in Minnesota

Join us for the Tenth Annual Celebration of John Brandl & His Uncommon Quest for Common Ground


Monday, December 3, 2018
Pupusas, pan, y política: El Censo 2020

The Citizens League strives to empower all Minnesotans to see the role they play in civic life. In that spirit, we are hosting our first event completely in Spanish*. This time, it’s about the upcoming 2020 Census.


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