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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
3571 7.6 years ago Judith Mackenzie Minneapolis, MN
3570 7.6 years ago Craig Schwanke Herndon, VA
3569 7.6 years ago Bettina Bowers Nashville, TN
3568 7.6 years ago Catherine Annas Auburndale, MA
3567 7.6 years ago Chadwick Wright Lewis Center, OH
3566 7.6 years ago Carol Wenz New York, NY
3565 7.6 years ago Mark Casazza New York, NY
3564 7.6 years ago Alan Austin Dearborn, MI
3563 7.6 years ago Janice Cartwright London, ot
3562 7.6 years ago even frishman New York, NY
3561 7.6 years ago debbie altomonte new york, NY
3560 7.6 years ago Gena Kennedy Victoria, TX
3559 7.6 years ago Robert Inman Irving, TX
3558 7.6 years ago Stephen Carl Lansdale, PA
3557 7.6 years ago Greg Dynia Richmond, VA
3556 7.6 years ago Kathryn Peterson Portland, OR
3555 7.6 years ago Robert Winkler Oxford, MS
3554 7.6 years ago bethany larkin north kingstown, RI
3553 7.6 years ago Jan & John McNerney PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC
3552 7.6 years ago Brian Porter Madison, WI
3551 7.6 years ago A. H. Ladan
3550 7.6 years ago colleen Adomaitis Hudson, FL
3549 7.6 years ago Joan Ferrante retired New York, NY
3548 7.6 years ago Ken Brinnick General Eclectic Books New Gloucester, ME
3547 7.6 years ago Deanna Richardson Milwaukee, WI
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