KEEP THE PRESSURE ON TO SAVE TROY DAVIS' LIFE! AN APPEAL FOR MORE EMERGENCY DEMOS, SEPT. 19 AND SEPT. 20!
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The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is scheduled to meet on Monday, Sept. 19 to determine if Troy Davis is executed on Sept. 21 or is granted clemency. Hundreds of cities held Sept. 16 protests. Let's continue to keep the pressure on the Board to stop this racist execution by holding emergency protests on Monday, Sept. 19 and Tuesday, Sept. 20. Let the International Action Center know about your action so that it can be listed for others in your cities. Use the September 16 Actions form here to let us know about your action.
Please continue to sign and urge others to sign the petitions which have generated more than 3 million emails. Remember that this petition goes to every member of the Board along with the Georgia legislature, the governor, the White House, U.S. Congress and major media. The petition url is here
For more information on the campaign, go to the Amnesty International USA site here
For those who are new to this information, here's a brief summary:
Troy Davis is an African American on death row in Georgia. Davis was convicted in the 1989 killing of a police officer despite what Amnesty International calls "overwhelming doubts about his guilt." No physical forensic evidence was presented at Davis' trial, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have recanted their testimony, with at least two saying they were pressured by police to finger Davis as the killer.
TAKE ACTION NOW to let the Georgia Parole Board, Governor, Legislature, and congressional delegation as well as President Obama, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, Congressional leaders and members of the media know you demand No Execution of Troy Davis!
Your messages will go to hundreds of public officials, including the Governor of Georgia, the entire Georgia legislature, each member of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, the full Georgia Congressional delegation, as well as President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional leaders, U.N. Secretary-General Ban, and national and local media representatives.
SIGN ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis or CLICK here
The text of the message reads as follows (you will have the opportunity to edit it if you wish):
To: Governor Deal, Georgia Pardons and Parole Board, Georgia Legislature, Georgia Congressional Delegation, President Obama, Attorney General Holder, Congressional Leaders, U.N. Secretary General Ban
cc: members of the media
STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS, NOW SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21!
On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Anthony Davis, the Savannah, Ga. man whose scheduled execution has been halted three times in the past because of the growing evidence and public belief in his innocence. He was convicted solely on eye witness testimony, and 7 of the 9 non-police witnesses have since recanted, several alleging that police coerced them into making false statements.
I join with millions in the US and around the world in demanding that you stop the execution of Troy Davis. Serious doubt remains. I call on all those with authority and influence in this decision to grant clemency to Troy Anthony Davis and overturn the death sentence.
Innocence matters to me. Justice matters to everyone.
(We) urge you to act now.
SIGN ONLINE PETITION here
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