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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
2446 7.4 years ago James-Henry Holland Geneva, NY
2445 7.4 years ago Shrikumar Poddar Okemos, MI
2444 7.4 years ago Robin Lorentzen Caldwell, ID
2443 7.4 years ago Janet Maker Los Angeles, CA
2442 7.4 years ago Louise Calabro Calabro Bayside, NY
2441 7.4 years ago Brian Stanley BHS Productions Roanoke, VA
2440 7.4 years ago Rhonda Watts Beaumont, CA
2439 7.4 years ago Michael Wright Tallahassee, FL
2438 7.4 years ago Christopher Lawrence Imagine THAT! Design Spokane, WA
2437 7.4 years ago Kurt Fisher Wyndmoor, PA
2436 7.4 years ago Janet Goldner New York, NY
2435 7.4 years ago Denise Brennan Auburn Hills, MI
2434 7.4 years ago Steve Namkoong lakewood, OH
2433 7.4 years ago Lionel Casey Miami, FL
2432 7.4 years ago Kathy Burpee Cold Spring, NY
2431 7.4 years ago Robert Weonberg Marlboro, NJ
2430 7.4 years ago William Cimino Naples, FL
2429 7.4 years ago David Butler Urbana, IL
2428 7.4 years ago Jaynie Beard Harrisburg, PA
2427 7.4 years ago Lee Milligan Casas Adobes United Church of Christ Chicago, IL
2426 7.4 years ago Amy Greene Wabash, IN
2425 7.4 years ago Leonard Bowman Ellicott City, MD
2424 7.4 years ago John Hatton Putney, VT
2423 7.4 years ago Meredith Smith Norfolk, VA
2422 7.4 years ago Nora Brathol Chicago, IL
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