USAT - Vote NO!

A few weeks back I got a back door notification that there were some changes afoot at USA Triathlon. I talked with a couple of people who had inside knowledge, and one who had heard change was coming. The discussions didn't lead anywhere and I didn't get specifics.

Then 10-days or so I got an innocuous email from USAT announcing what looked like their annual voting. I either didn't read it, or did and didn't realize the significance. Thanks to Ben Hoffman, and to TRS Radio for the interview, available here and slowtwitch to read, here.

I won't repeat Ben's descriptions, but net net, I can't support these proposed bylaw and process changes. They have a significant impact on both the composition of the USAT Board, and the process for composing the board. It took me only two clicks to vote against the changes after I'd found the email. As discussed, you've not been counted until you've voted.

My link looked like this
https://www.directvote.net/usat/login.aspx?id=MMMMMM&pwd=PPPPPP

Where MMMMMM is my USAT membership number, and PPPPPP is a member unique password.

For research, the changes are all listed in the documents, here.

[Update 9/30/16]
Triathlete has published a useful summary of the issues. http://triathlon.competitor.com/2016/09/news/sides-usa-triathlon-ballot-controversy_293728
Barry Siff, USA Triathlon President posted this publically on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/barry.siff.3/posts/10154742743957122

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