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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
3646 8 years ago Jerry Moorehead American Miami Shores, FL
3645 8 years ago Cherida Hivale Floral Park, NY
3644 8 years ago Serra Hardy Camarillo, CA
3643 8 years ago Jonathan Boud Middlesex, ot
3642 8 years ago Judith Hazelton Bennington, VT
3641 8 years ago David Bosch New York, NY
3640 8 years ago d smith pearl river, NY
3639 8 years ago Gretchen Denton Rochester Hills, MI
3638 8 years ago Pamela Baker Traverse City, MI
3637 8 years ago Robert Jacobson Jacobson None Brooklyn, NY
3636 8 years ago Marian Cooley Muncie, IN
3635 8 years ago Mark Allain wyomissing, PA
3634 8 years ago Michelle Mullen Lincoln, NE
3633 8 years ago Dinah Otieno carrboro, NC
3632 8 years ago Karen Jackie East Berlin, CT
3631 8 years ago Melvin Bautista Phoenix, AZ
3630 8 years ago Arthur Endsley Ann Arbor, MI
3629 8 years ago LINDA HIPSHER Anderson, SC
3628 8 years ago Sister Jeanne Stickling Wilmette, IL
3627 8 years ago Kathleen Marble FONTANA, CA
3626 8 years ago Laura Anderson Ampthill,
3625 8 years ago Alex Balboa Bel Air, MD
3624 8 years ago Owen Grooms Warren Wilson College Swannanoa, NC
3623 8 years ago William Torrey Marietta, GA
3622 8 years ago Carl Lloyd San Antonio, TX
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