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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
2846 7.4 years ago Eric Moore Reseda, CA
2845 7.4 years ago Curtis Olson Webster, MN
2844 7.4 years ago Ellen Pachnanda New York, NY
2843 7.4 years ago Sally Fletcher Little River, CA
2842 7.4 years ago Michelle Fuller Littleton, CO
2841 7.4 years ago Jennifer Franz Grapevine, TX
2840 7.4 years ago david levin Haverford, PA
2839 7.4 years ago Aurolyn Luykx Luykx El Paso, TX
2838 7.4 years ago Marianne Amann Port Orange, FL
2837 7.4 years ago Thomas Giles MoveOn Laguna Beach, CA
2836 7.4 years ago Mary Gamson SW Fla. Coalitiuon for Peace and Justice Sarasota, FL
2835 7.4 years ago matthew Weinstein Baltimore, MD
2834 7.4 years ago Maryellen Redish Palm Springs, CA
2833 7.4 years ago Alicia Carter Oak Park, CA
2832 7.4 years ago Stephen Johnson San Diego, CA
2831 7.4 years ago Andrew Parker London, ot
2830 7.4 years ago Janet Fagan Sedona, AZ
2829 7.4 years ago Robert Dellelo Cambridge, Massachusetts
2828 7.4 years ago barry breaux mandeville, LA
2827 7.4 years ago barry breaux mandeville, LA
2826 7.4 years ago Jey Gunasegaram AQ, NM
2825 7.4 years ago i petan ljubljana, ot
2824 7.4 years ago ronald j fishman faithful americans chicago, IL
2823 7.4 years ago Stuart Money Jersey City, NJ
2822 7.4 years ago Ignacio Regalado Eden , TX
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