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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.


3551-3575 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
1371 6.6 years ago Constituent Supporter CODEPINK Peace Group Phoenix, AZ
1370 6.6 years ago ML Ewing Carthage, IL
1369 6.6 years ago John Robertson Robertson Juneau, AK
1368 6.6 years ago Cheryl Anne Groth Uniontown, OH
1367 6.6 years ago Carol Berman Baltimore, MD
1366 6.6 years ago David Gallardo Los Angeles , CA
1365 6.6 years ago Ginger Alles-Alvitre Bremerton, WA
1364 6.6 years ago John Zimmermann Long Beach, CA
1363 6.6 years ago Michael Katz Springfield, CA
1362 6.6 years ago Jody Fritzke Stacy, MN
1361 6.6 years ago Matt patsel Los Angeles, CO
1360 6.6 years ago Chuck Taylor Studio City, CA
1359 6.6 years ago Kyra Legaroff Richmond, CA
1358 6.6 years ago Mark Bartleman Laguna Beach, CA
1357 6.6 years ago Mark Carder Kansas City, MO
1356 6.6 years ago Sara McCarthy Berkeley, CA
1355 6.6 years ago Laurie Franklin Richfield, MN
1354 6.6 years ago Varoon Bashyakarla Wichita, CT
1353 6.6 years ago Michael Daniels San Antonio, TX
1352 6.6 years ago Renata Landres Los Angeles, CA
1351 6.6 years ago Bob Edgerly Cathedral City, CA
1350 6.6 years ago Lee Margulies Stony Brook, NY
1349 6.6 years ago Sari Reznick San Diego, CA
1348 6.6 years ago Daniele Dolleans ot
1347 6.6 years ago Debra Myers Bath, NY
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