League of Women Voters Lunch & Learn

Dec 13, 2023

11:30 am - 01:00 pm

The Waterfront Restaurant, 328 Front Street South
La Crosse, 54601

Event Website

(608) 386-2151

The League of Women Voters invites you to The Waterfront Restaurant, La Crosse (north entrance), for our Lunch & Learn program on December 13th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. 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 innovations of Final Five Voting and explain the Ranked Choice election process. There will be a short video by Final Five advocate Katherine Gehl and a light-hearted opportunity to experience Final Five Voting yourself. We will provide an update on the current bipartisan bill in the Wisconsin legislature to create a top five primary and instant run-off election model for all U.S. House and Senate seats from Wisconsin.

Speaker: Katherine Gehl TED Talk – Gehl’s is known for her 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.

Lunch is available for $20, or you can attend for free without ordering lunch. Register at lwvlacrosse.org/program to reserve your lunch or a Zoom link if you cannot attend in person. Lunches must be reserved and paid for by the end of day Thursday, 12/7, so that we can provide an exact meal count. Pre-paid lunches are nonrefundable. A recording of the program will be posted on our website the day after the live event.
Contact us at lwvlawi@gmail.com with any questions. We hope to see you there!