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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.


1976-2000 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
2946 7.1 years ago Carol Storke Silverton, OR
2945 7.1 years ago Margaret T.M. Petkiewicz San Jose, CA
2944 7.1 years ago Anne Haggerty Chicago, IL
2943 7.1 years ago Eden Johnson Santa Barbara, CA
2942 7.1 years ago Steve Downing Santa Barbara, CA
2941 7.1 years ago Rena Lewis Ojai, CA
2940 7.1 years ago Jelica Roland Buzet, ot
2939 7.1 years ago Kenneth Monefeldt Surprise, AZ
2938 7.1 years ago Janice Rocke Seaside, CA
2937 7.1 years ago paloma navarrete Santa Fe, NM
2936 7.1 years ago Juergen Kraus Hot Springs, AR
2935 7.1 years ago Carol Lipper Fincastle, VA
2934 7.1 years ago jane hillhouse business owner El Granada, CA
2933 7.1 years ago Michael John Smith Ljubljana, ot
2932 7.1 years ago Richard Garella Philadelphia, PA
2931 7.1 years ago Helen Greer Gabby's District, AZ
2930 7.1 years ago Vikki Owens Woodinville, WA
2929 7.1 years ago Fernando Herrera San Diego, CA
2928 7.1 years ago Debra Diegoli Springfield, VT
2927 7.1 years ago Joan Abruzzo Abruzzo Bayside, NY
2926 7.1 years ago Nancy Hiestand Davis, CA
2925 7.1 years ago Ed Perry Guadalupe Soccer Academy New Braunfels, TX
2924 7.1 years ago Mark Brooker Chicago, IL
2923 7.1 years ago Marie O'Meara Albuquerque, NM
2922 7.1 years ago Bruce & Nogah Revesz Cedar Grove, NJ
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