Fw: SEPT 16 GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION FOR TROY DAVIS
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Act NOW to STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!
EMERGENCY: EXECUTION SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.
Take Action on the Global Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis, Friday, Sept. 16.
LIST YOUR LOCAL ACTIVITY AT iacenter.org/actions/troydavissept16listlocalaction
SIGN ONLINE PETITION AT iacenter.org/troydavis
All anti-death penalty activists in the U.S. and worldwide should prepare NOW to organize coordinated actions on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16.
Plan an activity - a rally, demonstration, petitioning drive, teach-in, community leafletting, etc on that day in your city.
Post your event at iacenter.org/actions/troydavissept16listlocalaction and justicefortroy.org
In ATLANTA, at 6pm on September 16th there will be a March assembling at Woodruff Park, Peachtree and Edgewood and concluding at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 407 Auburn Ave with a service featuring national civil rights, community and religious leaders, Martina Correia and other family members of Troy Davis,and exonerated prisoners.NEW YORK CITY:ALL OUT FOR EMERGENCY DEMOFRIDAY SEPT 16 4:30- 6 PMTIMES SQUARE, 43rd ST AND 7th AVE.STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS
Other important dates:
Thursday, Sept. 15: delivery of petitions to the Georgia Pardon and Parole Board;
Monday, Sept. 19: hearing on clemency for Troy Davis by Georgia Pardon and Parole Board
For more information on the campaign, go to www.aiusa.org or gfadp.org
On March 28, 2011, the US Supreme Court failed to take up the appeal of Troy Davis. AND NOW HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.TELL THE GEORGIA GOV., LEGISLATURE, PARDONS AND PAROLE BOARD, PRESIDENT OBAMA, ATTORNEY GENERAL HOLDER, CONGRESS AND THE MEDIA:
STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!Please join the online campaign to STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS NOW!
YOUR EMERGENCY ACTION IS NEEDED NOW! Click HERE to Sign the Online PetitionTell Gov. Deal and the Georgia Pardons and Parole Board:
STOP THE EXECUTION! FREE TROY DAVIS!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. AND NOW HIS EXECUTION HAS BEEN SET FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21.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.
CLICK HERE TO 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
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.
I urge you to act now.
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