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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.


326-350 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
4596 7.1 years ago John Armstrong Tucson, AZ
4595 7.1 years ago Julie McCarthy Westminster, CO
4594 7.1 years ago Lisa wilder covina, CA
4593 7.1 years ago Steven Markham AMVETS Westport, WA
4592 7.1 years ago Anne Settanni Normal, IL
4591 7.1 years ago Jason Waldo Sweetwater, TN
4590 7.1 years ago Hilda Bolden MARINA DEL REY, CA
4589 7.1 years ago Daniel Vice Bethesda, MD
4588 7.1 years ago Nancy Sullivan Hudson, MA
4587 7.1 years ago Kelli Baker Seattle, WA
4586 7.1 years ago Katherine Coventry Washington, DC
4585 7.1 years ago Katherine Coventry Washington, DC
4584 7.1 years ago Julia Biagiarelli New Haven , CT
4583 7.1 years ago Christopher Judge Ronkonkoma, NY
4582 7.1 years ago Meghan Ninneman Columbus, OH
4581 7.1 years ago Katherine Jones Frederick, MD
4580 7.1 years ago Frank Bates Zionsville, IN
4579 7.1 years ago Wayne Clark-Elliott Renton, WA
4578 7.1 years ago Christine Clarida Phoenix, AZ
4577 7.1 years ago Holly Kukkonen Iowa City, IA
4576 7.1 years ago Matt Courter Seattle, WA
4575 7.1 years ago Donna Austin Hingham, MA
4574 7.1 years ago Martin Schultz Worcester, MA
4573 7.1 years ago Gregory Perkins Long Beach, CA
4572 7.1 years ago Martha W D Bushnell Human Rights First Boulder, CO
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