Engaging Citizens To Create Policy Solutions
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.
News on our upcoming Mind Opener, Civic Celebration in October, and Capitol Pathways 2019!read more
From the Citizens League Voice magazine: The Civic Caucus goes beyond the headlines to provide the public with nonpartisan policy recommendations.read more
Too often, the problems we face are due to a lack of vision and collaboration, writes Pahoua Hoffman in the Citizens League Voice magazine.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 quarterly 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.
Voice is delivered each quarter to our members. If you’re interested in supporting quality conversation on the issues that impact Minnesotans, join the Citizens League today! You’ll receive a subscription to Citizens League Voice.
This time, we tackle the mining in Minnesota: the facts and arguments surrounding public workers, economic anxieties, and the quest for retirement security. Iron ore helped shape Minnesota’s culture and history. Now, copper-nickel mining is dividing those who want to protect the environment and those who want to see more mining in the Northland. Read A Good Debate: Ground Control online now.
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: Peering Over the "Benefits Cliff"
At our next Mind Opener, Stephanie Hogenson, Outreach Director at Children’s Defense Fund – Minnesota, will provide an overview of the unintended consequences of “cliff effects” on Minnesota families when wages rise.
Thursday, October 11, 2018
2018 Civic Celebration Honoring Richard Davis
Join us and a few hundred of your fellow Minnesotans from across the political spectrum to catch up with old friends, meet new people, and recognize the trailblazing leadership that promises to endure for generations!