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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.


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Number Date Name Organization Location
3896 7.4 years ago Gilda Bettencourt San Francisco, CA
3895 7.4 years ago Melissa Bishop Deposit, NY
3894 7.4 years ago benw wright AB
3893 7.4 years ago Eman Ali NY
3892 7.4 years ago RAY PETERS Wautoma, WI
3891 7.4 years ago lynn anderson Veneta, OR
3890 7.4 years ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
3889 7.4 years ago pat turney Hayward, CA
3888 7.4 years ago gin wilson margate, FL
3887 7.4 years ago Margery Bowser Fayetteville, NY
3886 7.4 years ago E. Christopher Ott Chicago, IL
3885 7.4 years ago Wayne Wilkinson self St Louis, MO
3884 7.4 years ago Jim Eigo New York, NY
3883 7.4 years ago Carmen Hendershott New York, NY
3882 7.4 years ago John Rafalak Wildwood Programs Scotia, NY
3881 7.4 years ago Joanna Challacombe Challacombe Mount Prospect, IL
3880 7.4 years ago Michael Stuart Wonder Lake, IL
3879 7.4 years ago Marcelle Cole Madison, TN
3878 7.4 years ago Sara hopewell kansas city, MO
3877 7.4 years ago Fr. Jim Hoffman OFM Chicago, IL
3876 7.4 years ago Elizabeth Adan Carmichael, CA
3875 7.4 years ago Reto Pieth Grafton, VT
3874 7.4 years ago John Hauf Fairfax, CA
3873 7.4 years ago Sofia Rivera West Hollywood, CA
3872 7.4 years ago Robert Johnson El Segundo, CA
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