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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
3096 8.1 years ago Patty Bonney Portland, OR
3095 8.1 years ago Michael Tomczyszyn San Francisco, CA
3094 8.1 years ago Caroline Branca Wilmington, NC
3093 8.1 years ago Joyce Larsen Novato, CA
3092 8.1 years ago Judith Marlin Los Gatos, CA
3091 8.1 years ago Dennis Hoerner Eugene, OR
3090 8.1 years ago Megan Roemer Boulder, CO
3089 8.1 years ago Elaine Springer Seattle, WA
3088 8.1 years ago Wren Osborn Osborn El Cajon, CA
3087 8.1 years ago Brad Kraus Santa Fe, NM
3086 8.1 years ago Hendrik Jan Jager Groningen, ot
3085 8.1 years ago Richard Morgan Bellingham, WA
3084 8.1 years ago Carmen Pelaez Miami, FL
3082 8.1 years ago Nancy Balassi Alameda, CA
3081 8.1 years ago Catherine Willard
3080 8.1 years ago Anna Schroeder Hayward, CA
3079 8.1 years ago Stacey A. Ward Los Lunas, NM
3078 8.1 years ago Joseph Colgan Pax Christi USA Kent, WA
3077 8.1 years ago Michelle Jarrett Jarrett Dewey, AZ
3076 8.1 years ago Esperanza Lopez-Tello El Sobrante, CA
3075 8.1 years ago Kate Ramirez Carbondale, CO
3074 8.1 years ago John M Haines San Francisco, CA
3073 8.1 years ago Kate Ramirez Carbondale, CO
3072 8.1 years ago Terry Friedman Santa Monica, CA
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