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Dec. Lunch & Learn: Holiday Social and Review of Final Five/Ranked Choice Voting

Lunch reservations are now closed.

All are welcome to attend the program,
beginning around noon,
either in person at The Waterfront Banquet Room
or via Zoom. 
Reservations made up to the day of the event 
will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link .

December 2023 L&L

Registration (upper right) will reserve lunch and provide a Zoom link for virtual attendance.  The public is welcome to join us for lunch or at no cost to attend the 12:00 p.m. program only. A recording of the program will be posted on our website the day after the live event.

Lunches must be reserved and paid for by the end of the day Thursday, 12/7. Pre-paid lunches are nonrefundable. If you have any difficulty with registration, please contact us at

Join us for a Holiday Social and a fun hands-on chance to try Final Five Voting yourself!

Members and interested friends are invited to get acquainted (or reacquainted) at the December Lunch & Learn as we prepare for a busy 2024 election year and the Centennial Year Celebration of the League of Women Voters of the La Crosse Area.

We will review the innovation of a Final Five Voting process. Sara Eskrich, Democracy Found, and Lee Rasch, Leader Ethics, will review the theory and guide us through a mock Final Five election. Additionally, they will provide an update on the current bipartisan bill in the Wisconsin legislature to create Final Five Voting (a top five primary and instant run-off election model) for all U.S. House and Senate seats from Wisconsin. Participants may want to review Katherine Gehl’s 17min TED Talk that provides a brief overview of the theory and key solution.

Katherine Gehl TED Talk
Sara Eskrich, Democracy Found
Democracy Found was co-founded by Wisconsin business leaders Katherine Gehl and Austin Ramirez in 2018.
The initiative came together based on Gehl’s origination of “Politics Industry Theory”: the use of competition theory to diagnose our political system’s problems and create innovative solutions like Final Five Voting. This theory and analysis is published in her book, The Politics Industry, and Harvard Business Review article Fixing U.S. Politics (both co-authored with HBS Professor Michael Porter). Gehl’s 17min TED Talk provides a brief overview of the theory and key solution.
Lee Rasch, Leader Ethics
Bob Maline, Bridge the Divide

Program Resources:
To learn more about alternative voting methods, including Final Five, please visit the following:

Wisconsin Senate Bill 528

PBS News, September 2023: Lawmakers propose Final-Five voting

LWV La Crosse January 2021 Webinar
Democracy Found: Nonpartisan Political Innovation in Wisconsin

Final Five Voting Advocates:

LWVWI 2021 Issues Briefing Keynote Address "Final Five Voting"

LWV Dane County Study

Data and proportional Representation LWV Oregon

Wednesday, December 13, 2023, 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
The Waterfront, North Entrance
128 Front Street South
La Crosse, WI  54601
Additional Info:
Registration is required
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