Hello! My name is Jake Loesch, and I have the honor of serving as the new Executive Director of the Citizens League. I started in this role in September after serving for 5 years on the League’s Board of Directors. In my first few months on the job, I've had the opportunity to talk with many people about the League’s work and our future – and it’s been deeply inspiring and exciting!
For more than 70 years, the Citizens League has been setting a high standard of trust, fact-based civil discourse, and civic engagement – and in this time of intense political polarization, the Citizens League’s work is essential to Minnesota’s success.
Leading with a multi-partisan approach, the League builds awareness and impacts pressing issues though event series, study committees and policy engagement. And with our one-of-a-kind Capitol Pathways internship program, we’re ensuring the voices and experiences of BIPOC young people are directly involved in the policymaking process.
We do this work in partnership with our community of supporters. That is why I’m asking for your Give to the Max Day Support today.
Today, trust in government is near historic lows and polls show that “while most Americans agree on the core principle underlying American democracy, they no longer recognize that the other side also holds those values.”
We have so much work to do to rebuild trust in our communities and across political differences, and there is no organization more prepared for this work than the Citizens League.
If you agree that we are stronger and better when we work together across differences – and that all Minnesotans should have the opportunity to be engaged in the policymaking process – please join us with a Give to the Max Day contribution!
On behalf of the entire Citizens League staff and board, thank you! You make our work possible and we’re grateful for your trust and support.
Citizens League Executive Director