Who We Are

About the Citizens League


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.

Since 1952, the Citizens League has been engaging citizens and solving problems by bringing diverse perspectives together to find common ground. The Citizens League has developed and implemented nonpartisan policies on critical issues facing Minnesota, such as education, governance, taxes, parks, and transportation.

Our approach to problem solving starts with a non-partisan look at the facts; involves people and communities directly affected by the problem; and makes sure diverse backgrounds, parties and ideologies are at the table. Over several decades, this proven method makes Minnesota a better place to live and work for everyone.

The Citizens League is directed by a volunteer board, guided by operating committees, and financially supported by individual members, foundations and businesses. In addition to policy projects, the League also hosts several events throughout the year – opportunities to convene and engage with people with different viewpoints on a variety of policy issues.

Mission & Vision


Mission: 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.

Vision:

Through our work:

• Minnesotans of all backgrounds, parties, and ideologies are engaged, inspired and empowered to take an active role in public policymaking, fueling Minnesota’s ability to implement innovative and effective policy solutions.
• The Citizens League is a relevant and respected policy resource and a trusted convener, focused on solving current and future problems, building civic capacity, and earning the ongoing support of our Minnesota community

Citizens League Board of Directors


Citizens League Staff


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