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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
3846 7.6 years ago Bob Thomas Myrtle Creek, OR
3845 7.6 years ago Godfrey Mhlanga Dacula, GA
3844 7.6 years ago K. Arnone Brooklyn, NY
3843 7.6 years ago Larry Bulling SEIU Local 503 Corvallis, OR
3842 7.6 years ago Mark Gotvald Pleasant Hill, CA
3841 7.6 years ago Godfrey Mhlanga Dacula, GA
3840 7.6 years ago John Reid Mountain City, TN
3839 7.6 years ago AJ Lenox-Krug Saint Louis, MO
3838 7.6 years ago Rolf Stuber Männedorf, ot
3837 7.6 years ago ana niembro ON
3836 7.6 years ago Grady Richardson Houston, TX
3835 7.6 years ago joanne frey MixsionHelpers of the Sacred Heart Baltimore, MD
3834 7.6 years ago Roberta Moore Durham, NC
3833 7.6 years ago Thomas Blanton Granite Falls, NC
3832 7.6 years ago Polly Tarpley Poulsbo, WA
3831 7.6 years ago Sarah Heile Marlborough, MA
3830 7.6 years ago Marilyn Hosea Green Valley, AZ
3829 7.6 years ago Gail McGlone New Port Richey, FL
3828 7.6 years ago Christina Esch Ellsworth, MI
3827 7.6 years ago Hannah Banks Newton, MA
3826 7.6 years ago Lynn Wilsey Centennial, CO
3825 7.6 years ago Valerie Ralston Mi Wuk Village, CA
3824 7.6 years ago Timothy Gilmore San Francisco, CA
3823 7.6 years ago Cheryl Hewitt Lawrence , KS
3822 7.6 years ago Cheryl Hewitt Lawrence , KS
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