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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
1946 6.9 years ago Katura Schoene Oakland, CA
1945 6.9 years ago Diane Rose Newton, MA
1944 6.9 years ago Tatiana Forero NY
1943 6.9 years ago Tammy Murphy Community Leadership Institute: Growing Justice & Accountability Trevose, PA
1942 6.9 years ago Rocio Salazar L.A., CA
1941 6.9 years ago John Day Austin, TX
1940 6.9 years ago Cherie Connick Crescent City, CA
1939 6.9 years ago jag singh los altos, CA
1938 6.9 years ago Hoski Schaafsma AJ, AZ
1937 6.9 years ago DEBORAH ROTUNDA CENTRAL ISLIP, NY
1936 6.9 years ago Louise Bowles Long Beach, CA
1935 6.9 years ago Stacey Parsons Brooklyn, NY
1934 6.9 years ago Michael MCCARTIN Ft Wayne, IN
1933 6.9 years ago F G Pottsville, PA
1932 6.9 years ago Paul Tanner Carmichael, CA
1931 6.9 years ago Joaeph Dirancesco Private Citizen La Quinta, CA
1930 6.9 years ago Stanley Maticka Parsippany, NJ
1929 6.9 years ago Rowe Taro Raymond, NH
1928 6.9 years ago jag singh los altos, CA
1927 6.9 years ago Thomas Heim
1926 6.9 years ago Timothy Starkweather Manson, WA
1925 6.9 years ago Susan Wechsler Corvallis, OR
1924 6.9 years ago Fillip Caps Santa Cruz, CA
1923 6.9 years ago susan curtis long beach, CA
1922 6.9 years ago Clara Jo Hayes Salinas, CA
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