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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.


3076-3100 of 4921 signatures
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1846 6.6 years ago Matthew Buckley Parkside, ot
1845 6.6 years ago Mary Quain Minnetonka, MN
1844 6.6 years ago Peter Stone Bethlehem, PA
1843 6.6 years ago Jenny Gronholt Tacoma, WA
1842 6.6 years ago James Clement Covina, CA
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1840 6.6 years ago Jeff Crane LIncoln, NE
1839 6.6 years ago Jane Edwards La Palma, CA
1838 6.6 years ago William Walraven AKRON, OH
1837 6.6 years ago Allen Holloway Phoenix, AZ
1836 6.6 years ago Jim Fenske Milwaukee, WI
1835 6.6 years ago Alan Citron Manchester Center, VT
1834 6.6 years ago Mary Hicklin Lakeside, CA
1833 6.6 years ago Margaret Kame Los Angeles, , CA
1832 6.6 years ago Rich Yurman Oakland, CA
1831 6.6 years ago Richard Walling Eugene, OR
1830 6.6 years ago Merville Gagnon Shédiac, NB
1829 6.6 years ago Charlotte Edwards Summerville, SC
1828 6.6 years ago Robert Stier Papillion, NE
1827 6.6 years ago Chip Henneman Layton, UT
1826 6.6 years ago John Hiestand Hillsboro, OH
1825 6.6 years ago Sandra Phinney Lafayette, CO
1824 6.6 years ago Bradley Cook Lakewood, CO
1823 6.6 years ago Kieron McKindle Grants Pass, OR
1822 6.6 years ago Robert Raskin Palm Desert, CA
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