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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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1496 8.1 years ago Gary Gilardi Hood River, OR
1495 8.1 years ago Dan Moseson Syracuse, NY
1494 8.1 years ago Rosina Simmons Guildford, ot
1493 8.1 years ago Sukeina Bhimji Toronto, ON
1492 8.1 years ago Kenneth Bird Rochester, NY
1491 8.1 years ago John Carroll-Gavula Fairfax, VA
1490 8.1 years ago Robert McCombs Arcata, CA
1489 8.1 years ago Laura Gray Los Angeles, CA
1488 8.1 years ago Jean Andrews Brooklyn, NY
1487 8.1 years ago Barbara Hadenfeldt Berkeley, CA
1486 8.1 years ago Deanne Bell Bell New York, NY
1485 8.1 years ago ron butler merriam, KS
1484 8.1 years ago wendy weiss boulder, CO
1483 8.1 years ago Edward Arnold Boulder, CO
1482 8.1 years ago Marci McCartney Port Hueneme, CA
1481 8.1 years ago Evelyn Haas Phila., PA
1480 8.1 years ago Christine Hawkes Kent, WA
1479 8.1 years ago Rushabh Shah Rogers, AR
1478 8.1 years ago Sandra Woodall San Antonio, TX
1477 8.1 years ago John Douglas Goleta, CA
1476 8.1 years ago Theresa Neuroth Arvada, CO
1475 8.1 years ago Leslie Cassidy Cassidy Rosemary Nelson Campaign New York, NY
1474 8.1 years ago Kenneth Weisberg Northfield, MN
1473 8.1 years ago Roderick Hill Univ. of New Brunswick Darlings Island, NB
1472 8.1 years ago Brant Kotch Houston, TX
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