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Stop idling--don’t give Bahrain the Grand Prix

Bahrain Athletes

The crackdown in Bahrain shows no sign of relenting. More than 800 people have been detained and four have already died in police custody.

Formula 1 auto racing is one of the most-watched sporting events in the world, with over half a billion viewers last year. This year's spring season was set to open with the Bahrain Grand Prix, but the crackdown caused F1 to postpone its 2011 race. F1 needs to send the right message to the Bahraini regime—that the world does not stand with repressive governments.

Authorities will decide tomorrow, June 3, whether to grant Bahrain a delayed 2011 race. Continuing attacks on peaceful protesters show Bahrain is incapable of hosting a major international sporting event and should not be rewarded for abusing human rights. Granting the Grand Prix to a repressive regime will disappoint F1 fans everywhere. It should not turn a blind eye to torture, disappearances, and deaths of peaceful protesters.

Sign the petition and send a message to CEO Bernie Ecclestone. Tell him to set Formula 1 on the right track by canceling the Bahrain Grand Prix.

1001-1025 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
3921 7.6 years ago Arlen Dean Snyder New York City, NY
3920 7.6 years ago Gene Binder Bronx, NY
3919 7.6 years ago Burjor Dastur Petaluma, CA
3918 7.6 years ago Jennifer Hendrickson Bothell, WA
3917 7.6 years ago DONALD LLOYD
3916 7.6 years ago PI Norton Lewes, DE
3915 7.6 years ago Fred Ferraris Lyons, CO
3914 7.6 years ago ALEX DRAGOS SANTA ROSA, CA
3913 7.6 years ago Mr. Anthony Settles Houston, TX
3912 7.6 years ago John Bernard Bernard Maine People's Alliance South Portland, ME
3911 7.6 years ago Rosalyn Baxandall NYC, NY
3910 7.6 years ago Bernard Silverman Delray Beach, FL
3909 7.6 years ago rick bissonnette cuyahoga falls, OH
3908 7.6 years ago Dudley and Candace Campbell Valley Glen, CA
3907 7.6 years ago james keats springfield, MA
3906 7.6 years ago Lynn O’Shea New Orleans, LA
3905 7.6 years ago Margot VanEtten Rochester, NY
3904 7.6 years ago Barbara Ida Melbourne, FL
3903 7.6 years ago Alison Gibson Randolph, NJ
3902 7.6 years ago Kenneth Hutchison Concerned retiree ON
3901 7.6 years ago Wendy Oser Berkeley, CA
3900 7.6 years ago Jamie Bryan New York, NY
3899 7.6 years ago Ana Remos FL
3898 7.6 years ago Helen Shuttleton Lagrangeville, NY
3897 7.6 years ago Laura Juncadella Miami, FL
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