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Policy Matters: Unleashing Political Innovation to Break Partisan Gridlock and Strengthen Democracy

Policy Matters: Unleashing Political Innovation to Break Partisan Gridlock and Strengthen Democracy

Thursday, October 26, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)



Join Greater Rochester Chamber's upcoming Policy Matters thought-provoking webinar, featuring Katherine Gehl, co-author of the groundbreaking book "The Politics Industry: How Political Innovation Can Break Partisan Gridlock and Save Our Democracy," and the visionary behind Final Five Voting. In her transformative work, Gehl introduced a competition lens and utilized classic industry analysis tools to revolutionize the political landscape. Going beyond theory, she now leads the national Campaign for Final Five Voting, a collaborative effort with leaders from diverse political backgrounds.

With Alaska successfully implementing Final Five Voting and Nevada recently passing it, numerous other states are considering adopting this innovative approach. 

During the webinar, Katherine will shed light on the political innovation she champions, Final Five Voting.


You can expect to gain:

  • A clear understanding of how the existing electoral systems deliberately contribute to gridlock and dysfunction.
  • Insight into why competition plays a crucial role in holding elected officials accountable for delivering results.
  • Knowledge of why Final Five Voting stands out as the most powerful and achievable innovation in the political marketplace, distinguishing itself from other reform approaches.
  • Information on the states across the country that have embraced Final Five-style elections and initial indicators of how it impacts governing outcomes.

Click here to learn more about our presenter, Katherine Gehl.

Please note: While Greater Rochester Chamber takes pride in presenting thought-provoking content, it is important to note that this does not constitute an endorsement of any specific voting philosophy or system.

Thank you to our 2023 Policy Matters series sponsors: 

AT&TCharter CommunicationsDelta, & RG&E.

Greater Rochester Chamber also acknowledges the generous support of our 2023 'All Access Event Series' sponsors:
Indotronix Avani & three+one 

About Policy Matters Event Series:

With so much political activity at the local, state, and federal levels, keeping track of the complexities and nuances of each moving part can be difficult. Greater Rochester Chamber's advocacy team works 24/7/365 to keep up to date on it all. One of the ways in which we convey our findings to members is through the Policy Matters series.

To provide you with tailored topics and engage relevant legislators for our event series, we encourage you to reach out to our Chief of Staff, Marc Cohen, at  Your feedback and input are highly valued as we strive to deliver informative legislative events that truly benefit our members.



Complimentary. Open to Greater Rochester Chamber members only 


Rochester, NY United States
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Thursday, October 26, 2023 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM) (EDT)
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