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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 Spotlight: Jess Lindeen

Capitol Pathways Spotlight: Jess Lindeen

As we celebrate another successful year of the Capitol Pathways Program—the only paid internship program in the state that opens a policy career pathway for BIPOC college students— we ask you to join us in investing in the next generation of civic leaders.

Watch Now: How Do I Talk to My Neighbor Again?

Watch Now: How Do I Talk to My Neighbor Again?

How can we have conversations within our communities, even as we hold different viewpoints? Watch the discussion now with Minister JaNaé Bates and University of Minnesota Associate Dean of the Social Sciences Howard Lavine.

Current Work

Saint Paul Community-First Public Safety Commission

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. 

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.

Local Government Candidate Project

Through the summer of 2022, the Citizens League is seeking to understand the dynamics and decisions that are shaping individuals’ choices to run for, remain serving, or step down from elected office.

Events


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.

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St. Paul, MN 55101
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