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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
2896 7.6 years ago Sharon Lasman North Hills, CA
2895 7.6 years ago Mary Maxton Centerville, OH
2894 7.6 years ago Johanna Ellison Galesburg, IL
2893 7.6 years ago Jeffrey Bedrick Newtown Square, PA
2892 7.6 years ago David Simmons Oakland, CA
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2890 7.6 years ago Norman West Lake Ronkonkoma, NY
2889 7.6 years ago Laurence Skirvin Villa Rica , GA
2888 7.6 years ago Sonia Goldstein NY, NY
2887 7.6 years ago Ron Leitold Mahone Bay, NS
2886 7.6 years ago Mike Kabanda South Portland, ME
2885 7.6 years ago Mary Ann Graffagnino Tucson, AZ
2884 7.6 years ago Michael Abrash Abrash Kirkland, WA
2883 7.6 years ago Aurea Walker Los Angeles, CA
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2881 7.6 years ago Emily Collins BROOKFIELD, WI
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2879 7.6 years ago Jaen Lawrence Houston, TX
2878 7.6 years ago Matthew Baucco Bloomington, IN
2877 7.6 years ago Harold Adolph Meyer, Jr Washington Depot, CT
2876 7.6 years ago Peter Reynolds Durham, NC
2875 7.6 years ago Ronald D. McVeigh Olathe, KS
2874 7.6 years ago Martha Lorin Milford, PA
2872 7.6 years ago Michele Checchia Encinitas, CA
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