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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
2521 7.4 years ago Matt Alban Newark, OH
2520 7.4 years ago Ann C. McGill none Brunswick, OH
2519 7.4 years ago Scott Messick Ranchos de Taos, NM
2518 7.4 years ago Samantha Habeck Milwaukee, WI
2517 7.4 years ago Michael Carney Runnemede, NJ
2516 7.4 years ago Louise Jacob Easthampton, MA
2515 7.4 years ago Ruthann Carter Hillsboro, OR
2514 7.4 years ago Margot Serwer Dobbs Ferry, NY
2513 7.4 years ago Alan Herman Arlington, VA
2512 7.4 years ago Robin Fox Croton-on-Hudson, NY
2511 7.4 years ago Margery Coffey Rosalie, NE
2510 7.4 years ago Rita Carlson Eureka, CA
2509 7.4 years ago patricia murrin san diego, CA
2508 7.4 years ago Ruth Bryskier Milwaukee, WI
2507 7.4 years ago Michael Moorhead Hilo, HI
2506 7.4 years ago Bruce Van Tassel Nelson, BC
2505 7.4 years ago Daniel Reid Portage, MI
2504 7.4 years ago angela RODRIGUEZ salinas, CA
2503 7.4 years ago phillip markis westminster, CO
2502 7.4 years ago Ken Moyer Cinnaminson, NJ
2501 7.4 years ago Peter Osborn Westfield, NJ
2500 7.4 years ago SHARON walsh jersey city, NJ
2499 7.4 years ago Garth Saalfield Ormond Beach, FL
2498 7.4 years ago Diane Kupelian Bethesda, MD
2497 7.4 years ago James Hosley CA
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