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.
Meet Cheniqua Johnson, Capitol Pathways alum, who sat down with TPT Almanac’s David Gillette to talk about the connections she’s made and the achievements she’s already accomplished in her young career.read more
The 4th year of Capitol Pathways, our paid internship program for college students of color and indigenous students has begun! This year, 33 students will be paired with 33 host organizations working in and around the Capitol during the 2019 legislative session.read more
Nearly three years ago, amidst growing questions and concerns from community members and elected officials surrounding the Metropolitan Council, the Citizens League convened a diverse 19-member task force to consider possible reforms. As the original author of the...read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mind Opener: Grasping and Reducing Poverty in Minnesota
On Tuesday, January 22, two contributors to the recent compilation will sit down for an informed discussion on the report and their essays. Mitch Pearlstein, Founder and Senior Fellow of the Center of the American Experiment, will join Angelica Klebsch, Citizens League Policy Director, for our next Mind Opener: Grasping and Reducing Poverty in Minnesota. Join us for this limited-seating discussion at the Downtowner Woodfire Grill.
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Partner Event: Beyond Gas - How can we live better with clean electricity?
The Citizens League is thrilled to be a promotional partner for Fresh Energy’s Beyond Gas Power Pairing breakfast event on January 24.