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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.

3776-3800 of 4921 signatures
Number Date Name Organization Location
1146 7.4 years ago Roger jones Unitarian Universalist Church Sacramento, CA
1145 7.4 years ago Alexandra Gordon Miami, FL
1144 7.4 years ago Joyce Pritchard NFFE Helena, MT
1143 7.4 years ago Brock Roberts Portland, OR
1142 7.4 years ago Samuel Durkin Fairfield, CA
1141 7.4 years ago Twila Friberg McMinnville, OR
1140 7.4 years ago Emily Rothman Albuquerque, NM
1139 7.4 years ago Joseph Zmuda North Riverside, IL
1138 7.4 years ago Jordan Pakaki El Paso, TX
1137 7.4 years ago Doris Munger New Canaan, CT
1136 7.4 years ago Marcia Bailey none Dunedin, FL
1135 7.4 years ago Jonathan Paige London, ot
1134 7.4 years ago Charlotte Alexandre Thornton , CO
1133 7.4 years ago Glenn Hoffman Somerville, MA
1132 7.4 years ago Dan Coplan Marina Del Rey, CA
1131 7.4 years ago Judith Anshin SACRAMENTO, CA
1130 7.4 years ago Jennifer Yuson Asheville, NC
1129 7.4 years ago Lance Kirby Wheelersburg, OH
1128 7.4 years ago Elaine OMalley Falls church , VA
1127 7.4 years ago Brett Mayer Pomona, CA
1126 7.4 years ago Jerimy Bass Durant, OK
1125 7.4 years ago Michael Rotcher Mission Viejo, CA
1124 7.4 years ago Matthew Whitingbird Naples, ME
1123 7.4 years ago Richard Jensen Ashland, OR
1122 7.4 years ago William Goggin Hattiesburg, MS
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