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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
1421 7.6 years ago Archie Gress Austin, TX
1420 7.6 years ago Paul Brizzi New City, NY
1419 7.6 years ago Katherine Gallagher Brooklyn, NY
1418 7.6 years ago Sari Reznick San Diego, CA
1417 7.6 years ago Bill Lewis Volcano, HI
1416 7.6 years ago Scott Bishop Olympia, WA
1415 7.6 years ago David Leedy Mount Kisco, NY
1414 7.6 years ago Nancy Matthews Sedona, AZ
1413 7.6 years ago Richard Dermody St Francis, WI
1412 7.6 years ago David Stiles Gaithersburg, MD
1411 7.6 years ago Teresa MASIA PERALES EAUBONNE, ot
1410 7.6 years ago Laurence Topliffe For Peace Fairfield, IA
1409 7.6 years ago Thomas Scott Nelson Moorpark, CA
1408 7.6 years ago T Alrahem Pomona, WA
1407 7.6 years ago john Kraft Golden, CO
1406 7.6 years ago Jenn Lee Chicago, IL
1405 7.6 years ago Amy Weintraub New York, NY
1404 7.6 years ago WILLA O'CONNOR KENSINGTON, CA
1403 7.6 years ago Ann Green Candler, NC
1402 7.6 years ago Arnie Miller Isaacson, Miller, Inc. Newtonvillke, MA
1401 7.6 years ago Sharon Pugh Dearborn, MI
1400 7.6 years ago Don Peat Poway, CA
1399 7.6 years ago Galen Baynes Brooklyn, NY
1398 7.6 years ago SETH PLATO St Petersburg, FL
1397 7.6 years ago Susan Swan relative of an Indy team crew chief San Diego, CA
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