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.
We’re excited to begin recruiting Capitol Pathways hosts for the 2022 legislative session!
We’re recognizing and celebrating people who stepped up, helped out, and made a difference in their community.
Beth Holger leads The Link, a non-profit organization based in North Minneapolis that works with youth and young families to overcome the impacts of poverty and social injustice.
Nkechi Gillman believes that a leader is someone who inspires others by boldly forging new paths, even when it’s uncomfortable.
For #MNCivicLeader, we asked individuals throughout MN to nominate friends, neighbors, co-workers, and others in their lives who continue to step up to lead in unique and impactful ways every day. Leard about one of our nominees, Bill Doherty, co-founder of Braver Angels.
It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that Amanda Koonjbeharry, our Director of Public Policy, will be departing the League for a new role.
The Citizens League has been selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission will help 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.
The Metropolitan Council has selected the Citizens League to help in a first phase of a larger project by facilitating a regional safety conversation – for customers, transit operators, business owners, employees, our neighbors near transit stops and stations, community leaders, and members of the broader regional community.
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.