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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
2796 7.1 years ago Barb Bonner Sedro Woolley, WA
2795 7.1 years ago Rebecca Barker Glendora, CA
2794 7.1 years ago Darlene Fast McMinnville, OR
2793 7.1 years ago J.Stephen Brantley New York City, NY
2792 7.1 years ago Rebecca Foster Santa monica, CA
2791 7.1 years ago Margaret Pooler MI
2790 7.1 years ago Patricia Carlton-McQueen ABQ, NM
2789 7.1 years ago Ellen Adler Toledo, OH
2788 7.1 years ago Fred M. Reinman Reinman Fox Island, WA
2787 7.1 years ago Barbara LHeureux Onalaska, WI
2786 7.1 years ago Richard Arrindell Melbourne, FL
2785 7.1 years ago Timothy Gilmore San Francisco, CA
2784 7.1 years ago William Berg EAU CLAIRE, WI
2783 7.1 years ago Laneta Johnston-Meeker n/a Riverside, CA
2782 7.1 years ago Kristine Moore houston, TX
2781 7.1 years ago Barbara Keyt Shelton, WA
2780 7.1 years ago Mark & Jane Heald retired Pleasant Hill, TN
2779 7.1 years ago James Strowe Ramsey, CA
2778 7.1 years ago Bu Ahmed Abbas
2777 7.1 years ago Sharon Gillespie Austin, TX
2776 7.1 years ago Howard Stein Chicago, IL
2775 7.1 years ago Gail J. Reams Austin, TX
2774 7.1 years ago Michelle Parsneau none Mankato, MN
2773 7.1 years ago Robert Arthur Arthur Sun Ray Pools and Spas Rowlett, TX
2772 7.1 years ago Manoj Paul Hickory Hills, IL
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