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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

Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Hunter Santos
Capitol Pathways Student Spotlight: Hunter Santos

Hunter is a fourth year at the University of St. Thomas majoring in Social Work graduating in May 2021. She was placed with host organization Great Plains Institute for her Capitol Pathways internship during the 2021 legislative session.

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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.

Monday, May 24, 2021
When Words are Walls: Understanding the Legacy of Racial Covenants in our Communities

Join host Tom Weber and guest Kirsten Delegard from Mapping Prejudice to dive deep into how racial covenant policies have made a lasting impact, and what can be done to shape a more inclusive future.

Thursday, June 10, 2021
Capitol Pathways End of Session Celebration

Join us to celebrate the conclusion of the sixth year of Capitol Pathways with a live virtual event on June 10!

Monday, June 14, 2021
EDTalks: The Power of Youth Voice and Leadership

Don’t miss this engaging conversation with young BIPOC leaders and adults who lead in youth-centered spaces.

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