What you can do to SAVE TROY DAVIS!

The Parole Board has DENIED. This is awful, horrible, sickening news. Yet, there are a few avenues left  - the parole board could reverse the decision, there is a petition asking the Savannah DA to withdraw the death warrant or the Supreme Court could step in. No matter what we should express our absolute outrage to the Board of Pardons and Parole in Georgia so keep faxing, keep calling, keep emailing!

Call (404.656.5651), e-mail (Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us), and fax (404.651.8502) the Board of Pardons and Paroles and voice your support for Troy!  Don't forget to fax the petitions and letters you collect to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole today and tomorrow!

Troy Davis has received an execution date of September 21st.  Even though we at the CEDP expected this awful news, it still feels like a shock.  It is an utter outrage that Georgia is gearing up to murder an innocent man. Troy has no appeals left, so his life lies in the hands of the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. President Obama could also intervene on Troy's behalf. 

We just have two weeks, but the fight is far from over.  Troy has already fought back three execution dates with the help of an outpouring of public pressure. His sister, Martina Corriea, has spearheaded the national and international efforts to save her brother and her efforts have slowed the gears from moving forward. But now the death machine is moving again against Troy.

This time it is going to take all of our voices, all of our action, and everything we can muster to say NO to the death penalty, NO to the execution of Troy Davis, and NO to this modern-day lynching. The time to act is NOW!

We know folks are eager to get to work fighting for Troy's life. Here are some ideas of things you can get started on right away: 

Hold a petitioning event in your community for Troy. Think through meetings, events, church services, famer's markets, bus stops, busy intersections, etc that might be good places to collect signatures for Troy.  Download the CEDP's fact sheet, petition and clemency letter here on our site. 

Fax the petitions and letters you collect to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Parole.  And contact them directly to voice your opposition to Troy's execution.  Call (404.656.5651), e-mail (Webmaster@pap.state.ga.us), and fax (404.651.8502) the Board of Pardons and Paroles and voice your support for Troy.  

Use social media sites like facebook and twitter to share Amnesty's online petition, news about Troy, and show support by changing your profile picture to an image of Troy. 

Write a letter to the editor, article for your school newspaper, or blurb in your church bulletin about Troy's case. Contact local radio stations and ask them to cover the case. 

Organize a speakout for Troy. Gather friends, activists, and concerned community members to a prominent place in your town to show support for Troy with banners, signs, and materials about his case. Check in with Amnesty chapters at campuses in your area and see if they have a speakout planned. 

Make a short video that explains why you support Troy Davis. These are being collected and broadcast over youtube. Contact brit@nodeathpenalty.org for more information.  

Keep us informed about what activities you are planning in your community. We will help spread information about petitioning events, speakouts, etc.