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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
2146 8.1 years ago Elizabeth Hershberger Bluffton, SC
2145 8.1 years ago Bettie Blecke Bloomingdale, IL
2144 8.1 years ago Myree Harris Petersham, Sydney, ot
2143 8.1 years ago Flynn Conlin Louisville, CO
2142 8.1 years ago Carolyn Ferrell Ann Arbor, MI
2141 8.1 years ago David Peha Torrance, CA
2140 8.1 years ago Jorge Garriga Miami, FL
2139 8.1 years ago Kathleen Mavournin Knoxville, TN
2138 8.1 years ago k danowski pittsburgh, PA
2137 8.1 years ago James Lotterer Depew, NY
2136 8.1 years ago Carol Hansen Commack, NY
2135 8.1 years ago Gary Eschman Santa Fe Racing Association Santa Fe, NM
2134 8.1 years ago Randall McKinnon Honolulu, HI
2133 8.1 years ago Roberta Moore Durham, NC
2132 8.1 years ago martin drozdoff tucson, AZ
2131 8.1 years ago Bob Jacobson Baltimore, MD
2130 8.1 years ago Susan Kelech Johnson City, NY
2129 8.1 years ago Michael Black Decatur, GA
2128 8.1 years ago wm lundine MI
2127 8.1 years ago David Andrews Wilton, NH
2126 8.1 years ago Michelle Palladine Palm Springs, CA
2125 8.1 years ago Virginia Macy Apple Valley, CA
2124 8.1 years ago Lisa Edwards GA
2123 8.1 years ago James Hurley James Hurley, Books Sprringfield Ctr, NY
2122 8.1 years ago Bern Ross Chico, CA
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