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.
Coinciding with Minnesota’s 2023 legislative session, a new program year has begun, providing an immersive, hands-on policy experience.
March 16, 2023: Join our annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of these extraordinary Minnesotans.
Join us for the first Capitol Pathways social of the year! Learn more about the program and meet the new cohort on February 10, 2023.
There has never been a more important time to show your support of coming together to find common ground, for the common good. If you’re able, please consider a gift today.
Read our new report on why people run, decline to run, remain serving, or step down from office, and the impact on local government.
This online event on in December 2022 highlighted findings of a new Citizens League report interviewing candidates and elected officials from all around the Twin Cities metro area and its suburbs.
In 2021, the Citizens League was selected by the City of Saint Paul to lead a Community-First Public Safety Commission. The commission helped shape Saint Paul’s continued work to take a holistic and sustainable approach to building safer outcomes in its neighborhoods.
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.
Throughout the summer and fall of 2022, we sought out perspectives of those who have been asked to serve, those currently serving, and those running for local office in the Twin Cities Metro Area. Learn about what we heard.
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.
Capitol Pathways Social
Join us for the first Capitol Pathways social of the year! Friends, hosts, and Capitol Pathways students will gather on February 10 from 4-5pm.
Thursday, March 16, 2023
2023 Civic Celebration
Join the Citizens League’s annual Civic Celebration, an annual event to honor the courageous leadership and dedicated public service of extraordinary Minnesotans.