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

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

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. 

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.

Metro Transit Safety Conversation

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.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Mind Opener: Life After the 2020 Census: Redistricting, Gerrymandering, and Representation

Join the discussion Wednesday, January 26 at Noon, to hear from three guests who have first-hand experience with redistricting and go beyond the headlines to understand what’s at stake.

Thursday, March 24, 2022
2022 Civic Celebration Honoring Joan Growe & Kao Ly Ilean Her

On March 24, 2022, the Citizens League will honor Joan Growe, former Minnesota Secretary of State and trailblazer for women in public policy; and the late Kao Ly Ilean Her, champion and passionate advocate for Hmong-Americans and the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

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