For most of its history, The League of American Bicyclists (a.k.a. LAB, and formerly known as the League of American Wheelmen) has been an organization controlled by, and representing, its members. That is no longer the case.
LAB has become a bicycle industry lobby, masquerading as a member-representative organization. This is what's know as an "astroturf" organization... fake grassroots politics.
If you don't understand the difference between an organization being member-controlled, as opposed to being Politburo-controlled, then so be it.
Another attempted candidate speaks.
As I said before, we secured endorsements from more members than have probably voted in any League election in many years. Moreover, these endorsements, on the whole, came from the League's most active and valuable members. Many of those who signed our petition were League Cycling Instructors. Some are from lifetime members, former directors, and even former League presidents and current director nominees.
Read his full report here.