Common Ground.
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

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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Voting 101: Your Election Questions Answered

September 30: Join host Tom Weber as he covers all the ways to vote (safely!) with Secretary of State Steve Simon.

Monday, October 5, 2020
EDTalks: Championing Black Student Achievement

Join us for two inspiring EDTalks on how to address misperceptions and reshape our systems to best support Black youth.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
EDTalks: From “Adequate” to “Quality” – A Constitutional Amendment For Minnesota Students

October 21: Join us for a robust conversation on amending the state constitution to help ensure quality education for all students.

Thursday, March 18, 2021
2021 Civic Celebration

Our annual evening celebrating Minnesota’s unique civic tradition returns on Thursday, March 18, 2021!

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