Troy Davis, an innocent man on death row, is set to be murdered by the state of Georgia on September 23rd. Please take action to help save a brave fighter against racism and injustice. We recently stopped the execution of Jeff Wood in Texas and Troy’s case needs to be next. Read about his case here in Socialist Worker, as well as an article by Troy and one by his sister Martina in The New Abolitionist #45.
NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION TO SAVE TROY DAVIS
Wednesday, September 10 & Thursday, September 11
*CALL, FAX AND EMAIL THE GEORGIA BOARD OF PARDONS & PAROLES
Phone: 404-657-9350 Fax: 404-651-8502
*NYC – Join us at Union Square on THURS., SEPT. 11 at 6 PM; south side by the stairs for tabling & speak-out.
The State of Georgia has given Troy Davis, an innocent man, an execution date of September 23. Troy, who is African-American, was convicted of killing Mark McPhail, a white police officer. Seven of the nine witnesses against him have recanted their testimony, several saying they were coerced by police, and a number of other witnesses who were never allowed to testify fingered Sylvester “Red” Coles as the killer. But in a 4-3 ruling the Georgia Supreme Court refused to give Troy a new trial based on this evidence. And outrageously, the State of Georgia did not even wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether to take the case before setting an execution date.
Now, Troy’s life is in the hands of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, which meets on Friday, September 12 and will make a decision some time before his scheduled execution date.
On Wednesday, September 10 and Thursday, September 11, people all over the country will be taking action to stop Troy’s execution and let Georgia officials know that we are watching to make sure they do not execute an innocent man. Here are suggestions for what you can do:
*Call, fax and email the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles to call for clemency. Also get in touch with the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office and the Georgia Attorney General’s Office and demand they rescind Troy’s execution warrant.
*Join us at Union Square on THURS., SEPT. 11 at 6 PM; south side by the stairs for tabling & speak-out.
*Send an automated email message via Amnesty International’s action center by clicking HERE.
*Organize a meeting, rally, protest, press conference or speak-out on your campus or in your community.
*Organize a letter-writing event and fax the letters to the board.
*Please contact email@example.com to let us know about an action in your community. We will publicize it on this list. Also let us know how many signatures you were able to collect. Fax copies directly to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles but send copies to 773-955-4842.
CONTACT INFO FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC OFFICIALS:
Chairman Gale Buckner
State Board of Pardons and Paroles
2 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, SE
Suite 458, Balcony Level, East Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334-4909
Telephone: (404) 657-9350
Fax: 404-651-6670 and (404)651-8502
Thurbert E. Baker
Office of the Attorney General
40 Capitol Square, SW
Atlanta, Ga 30334
Spencer Lawton, Chatham County District Attorney
Chief Assistant District Attorney David Locke
133 Montgomery Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401
Phone: (912) 652-7308
Fax: (912) 652-7328 or (912) 447-5396
Troy Davis: Finality Over Fairness
EXECUTION DATE SET: SEPTEMBER 23 AT 7 p.m.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will hold a clemency hearing on Friday, September 12. Please join
Amnesty International and others for a rally on Thursday, September 11 to help save Troy’s life!
Justice Matters: Rally to Save Troy Davis
Thursday, September 11, 2008
6 – 8 p.m.
Georgia State Capital (front steps on Washington St.)
firstname.lastname@example.org / 404-876-5661 ext. 13