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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
2596 6.6 years ago Kaye Gucciardo BROOKLYN, NY
2595 6.6 years ago Drew Cucuzza New Haven, CT
2594 6.6 years ago Dagmar Fabian Cockeysville, MD
2593 6.6 years ago Larry Siegel Plainsboro, NJ
2592 6.6 years ago K. Bandell Norwalk, CA
2591 6.6 years ago Ray Ables Fairhope, AL
2590 6.6 years ago Jeanne & Vern Long Westlake, OH
2589 6.6 years ago John Lewis Elmhurst, IL
2588 6.6 years ago Burair Alsaihati Athens, GA
2587 6.6 years ago Lynn Tesher New York, NY
2586 6.6 years ago Therese Plotz IN
2585 6.6 years ago Rosa Lerner Lima, ot
2584 6.6 years ago Steven G. Kellman Shavano Park, TX
2583 6.6 years ago Jennifer Bogartz Portland, OR
2582 6.6 years ago Nancy Wright Norridgewock, ME
2581 6.6 years ago Peter Roos San Francisco, CA
2580 6.6 years ago Julie Lam Tustin, CA
2579 6.6 years ago Dawn Albanese Elk Grove Village, IL
2578 6.6 years ago Michael Wolff Wolff Amherst, MA
2577 6.6 years ago Craig Zimmerman Enumclaw, WA
2576 6.6 years ago VERONICA HAYES FERNDALE, MI
2575 6.6 years ago Melody Heart Sedona, AZ
2574 6.6 years ago wendy estes Winfield, KS
2573 6.6 years ago William Goldman Chicago, IL
2572 6.6 years ago Tamar Schwartz Astoria, NY
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