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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
3996 6.9 years ago Gregg Mierow Chicago, IL
3995 6.9 years ago Brian Johns Albany, CA
3994 6.9 years ago melvin taylor Sacramento, CA
3993 6.9 years ago Rachel Scott Salt Lake City, UT
3992 6.9 years ago Jane Speller Brighouse, ot
3991 6.9 years ago Nancy Forrest HAW rIVER, NC
3990 6.9 years ago carla tuke slc, UT
3989 6.9 years ago Robert Taylor Taylor Porterville, CA
3988 6.9 years ago Jacquelyn Weinbrenner Long Beach, NY
3987 6.9 years ago Karen Miller Seal Beach, CA
3986 6.9 years ago Barbara Gordon Victoria, BC
3985 6.9 years ago Patrick Borunda yACOLT, WA
3984 6.9 years ago Andrea Wolper Wolper Brooklyn, NY
3983 6.9 years ago John O'Connor Casper, WY
3982 6.9 years ago Joel Kay Milwaukie, OR
3981 6.9 years ago Nancy Nelligan-McGarry Harpers Ferry, WV
3980 6.9 years ago Matthew Williams Chicago, IL
3979 6.9 years ago Julie Trujillo ACLU Lakewood, CO
3978 6.9 years ago Chris McMullen Arroyo Grande, CA
3977 6.9 years ago Godfrey Little Seaford, DE
3976 6.9 years ago John Bourdon Rancho Sta Marg, CA
3975 6.9 years ago earl mcmanhan charlotte, NC
3974 6.9 years ago Gloria Glinski Srs. Servants of Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe, MI
3973 6.9 years ago Gloria Glinski Srs. Servants of Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe, MI
3972 6.9 years ago Tom Brown Lakewood, NJ
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