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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.


1951-1975 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
2971 7.1 years ago Ken Windrum Los Angeles, CA
2970 7.1 years ago Randall Jones Bonne Terre, MO
2969 7.1 years ago ROBERT HODGE Humans for Decency LLC. Portland, OR
2968 7.1 years ago NM Porter Ypsilanti, MI
2967 7.1 years ago Denise Walters Fort Collins, CO
2966 7.1 years ago Deborah Blau New York, NY
2965 7.1 years ago Michael McConnell Enfield, CT
2964 7.1 years ago Christian Heinold Oakland, CA
2963 7.1 years ago Jeminie Shell Buffalo, WY
2962 7.1 years ago Shelley Ottenbrite Richmond, VA
2961 7.1 years ago Barbara Diederichs Poway, CA
2960 7.1 years ago Jack David Marcus New York, NY
2959 7.1 years ago Yee Yean Lim Seri Kembangan , ot
2958 7.1 years ago Erica Oleszczuk Washington, DC
2957 7.1 years ago Connie Colvin New York, NY
2956 7.1 years ago Michael French Columbus, OH
2955 7.1 years ago Moira Egan Forest Hills, NY
2954 7.1 years ago Melinda McMurray San Francisco, CA
2953 7.1 years ago Jack Phelan none Miami Beach, FL
2952 7.1 years ago Karen O'brien Westmont,, IL
2951 7.1 years ago Barb Olson Madison, WI
2950 7.1 years ago Christina Gutierrez San Francisco, CA
2949 7.1 years ago Valerie Doescher Bard College Babylon, NY
2948 7.1 years ago Jim Petkiewicz San Jose, CA
2947 7.1 years ago Steven McNichols The Center For Equal Justice Under Law San Francisco, CA
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