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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.

3651-3675 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
1271 7.4 years ago Roxy Gray Canton, MA
1270 7.4 years ago Aidan Low Low Seattle, WA
1269 7.4 years ago Scott P Mast Boulder, CO
1268 7.4 years ago James French Seattle, WA
1267 7.4 years ago Robert Jadin Lincolnwood, IL
1266 7.4 years ago Erik Green Santa Cruz, CA
1265 7.4 years ago Christina Skelley Skelley Chicago, IL
1264 7.4 years ago James Starowicz Veterans for Peace Kannapolis, NC
1263 7.4 years ago Joao Pedro Santos Lisboa - Portugal, ot
1262 7.4 years ago dan marlin berkeley, CA
1261 7.4 years ago Wayne Wathen Highlands Ranch , CO
1260 7.4 years ago Robert Bard Easthampton, MA
1259 7.4 years ago Dwain Jones Riverside, CA
1258 7.4 years ago john micklewright San Francisco, CA
1257 7.4 years ago Joel Finley Ogdensburg , NY
1256 7.4 years ago Michael Essex El Dorado Hills, CA
1255 7.4 years ago Bridget Hedison Beverly Hills, CA
1254 7.4 years ago Steve Watson Seattle, WA
1253 7.4 years ago Jean Marie Ward Alexandria, VA
1252 7.4 years ago Scott Bishop Olympia, WA
1251 7.4 years ago Sandra Lane Boulder, CO
1250 7.4 years ago Daniel Hawley Ketchum, ID
1249 7.4 years ago Klaus Schreyack Littleton, CO
1248 7.4 years ago Richard Schulenberg Beverly Hills, CA
1247 7.4 years ago Mary Barbezat Elgin, IL
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