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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
3071 7.6 years ago Richard Brabham Richmond, CA
3070 7.6 years ago Birgit Hermann San Francisco, CA
3069 7.6 years ago Rick Carbaugh Urbana, IL
3068 7.6 years ago Kaem Manydeer Edmonton, AB
3067 7.6 years ago Benjamin Kendall Payson, AZ
3066 7.6 years ago Esperanza Lopez-Tello El Sobrante, CA
3065 7.6 years ago Brian Gray Fair Oaks, CA
3064 7.6 years ago Jasmine Martin Springfield, MO
3063 7.6 years ago Jayson Luu Renton, WA
3062 7.6 years ago Martha Mattes 74114 Tulsa, OK
3061 7.6 years ago Patty Bonney Portland, OR
3060 7.6 years ago Yevgeniy CLIMACO NEW YORK, NY
3059 7.6 years ago Hugo Mira Los Angeles, CA
3058 7.6 years ago Daniel Sufranski Wheaton, IL
3057 7.6 years ago Craig Stallone Flushing, NY
3056 7.6 years ago Theresa Galvin Brooklyn, NY
3055 7.6 years ago A.M. Barre Salem, MA
3054 7.6 years ago Jean-Luc Mercier Huntington, NY
3053 7.6 years ago Laura Huddlestone Seattle, WA
3052 7.6 years ago michelle simonson fairfax, CA
3051 7.6 years ago Amanda Sloane Portland, OR
3050 7.6 years ago Andrea Ford Bonny Doon, CA
3049 7.6 years ago Leslie Adams Richmond, CA
3048 7.6 years ago Pat Murtagh Winnipeg, MB
3047 7.6 years ago Peter Belew Santa Cruz, CA
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