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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.

3176-3200 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
1746 7.4 years ago Patrick De La Garza Und Senkel McAllen, TX
1745 7.4 years ago Mitch Parkinen Martinez, CA
1744 7.4 years ago Patricia McCarty Dunedin, ot
1743 7.4 years ago Betty McElhill Tucson, AZ
1742 7.4 years ago Ausannette Garcia-Goyette Weslaco, TX
1741 7.4 years ago Rahul Mehrotra Camarillo, CA
1740 7.4 years ago HORMOZ NOZARI MONROE, NY
1739 7.4 years ago Matthew Cleveland Elizabethtown, PA
1738 7.4 years ago 'Deb Wolf' Seattle , WA
1737 7.4 years ago Raphael Sperry San Francisco, CA
1736 7.4 years ago Lacey Hicks Fremont , CA
1735 7.4 years ago Linda Tomlinson Nashville, TN
1734 7.4 years ago Cameron Peters WA
1733 7.4 years ago Robert McFarland Wilton Manors, FL
1732 7.4 years ago Jim Patrick Maysville, KY
1731 7.4 years ago Marjorie Erway HI
1730 7.4 years ago Natalie Meadows Philadelphia, PA
1729 7.4 years ago Judith Schwab Mercer Island, WA
1728 7.4 years ago William Mc Guire San Francisco, CA
1727 7.4 years ago Nicholas Zizelis Bayside, NY
1726 7.4 years ago Barbara Fry Alton, IL
1725 7.4 years ago Gretchen Miller OR
1724 7.4 years ago Robert Battersby Center Conway, NH
1723 7.4 years ago Julie Curl Tucson, AZ
1722 7.4 years ago Cathy Greer Daytona Beach, FL
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