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.
Amanda brings outstanding experience in leading government initiatives, coalition building, project management, and facilitating conversations to this important role.read more
On June 6, 2019, Capitol Pathways students, hosts, and supporters gathered for an evening recognizing the achievements and bright futures of our cohort as the 4th year of the program came to a close.read more
As this year’s Capitol Pathways program nears its completion, we asked Capitol Pathways mentor Jordana Palmer a few questions about her experience thus far.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.
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.
Civic Celebration 2019
Once a year, the Citizens League gathers Minnesotans from diverse backgrounds, political parties, and ideologies have gathered for an evening to recognize what makes our region unique: an enduring civic culture, innovative leadership, and a commitment to find common ground for the common good in Minnesota.