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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.

Recent News

Citizens League welcomes new board members in 2023

Citizens League welcomes new board members in 2023

With great enthusiasm, the Citizens League Board of Directors has unanimously approved three new members to join the Board of Directors in 2023! We are excited to welcome this group to our all-volunteer board.

Capitol Pathways Student Application Now Open!

Capitol Pathways Student Application Now Open!

We are now recruiting students for the 2023 program year! Now in its eighth year, Capitol Pathways is a paid policy internship program for college students in Minnesota who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC).

Current Work

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

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. 

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.

Local Government Candidate Project

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.

Thursday, March 16, 2023
2023 Civic Celebration

Join the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of extraordinary Minnesotans.

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