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calling all sojourners: global day of action for troy davis  

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Amnesty International has just released plans for a Global Day of Action for Troy Davis. As I reported here, Troy's latest and last appeal for a new trial was denied and his stay of execution will expire on May 15, 2009. Amnesty International has designated May 19th for groups and individuals around the world to organize demonstrations, vigils, teach-ins or any other public event in an effort to show Georgia that the executing Troy Davis "would be an unacceptable travesty of justice." As such they are asking the assistance of all in agreement with to be both visible and as loud as possible.

In an effort to show Georgia that the whole world is watching, the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis will be marked by a rally on the Atlanta Capital Steps sponsored by Amnesty International and the NAACP. Other activities being organized throughout the globe include information tables, candlelight vigils, letter-writing campaigns, panel discussions, and public demonstrations. Suggested themes of this global initiative include: "Shout from the Rooftops" - emphasize your outrage at the injustice in this case; you could even hold a demonstration on a rooftop; and "We Are Troy Davis" – emphasize your solidarity with Troy.

I am inviting all Sojourners, who are so inclined, to participate in this Global Blogging Day of Action for Troy Davis by writing a post on May 19th. In doing so, include the graphic seen at the beginning of this post as a show of solidarity. This is an official event for the entire blogosphere which I have registered at Amnesty International. I hope you will decide to participate by leaving a comment on this blog. You can also sign-up on my Facebook page.

In the meantime, please you can urge Georgia Governor Perdue to exercise leadership on behalf of Troy Davis:

  • Visiting GFADP to see what activists are doing in Georgia.
  • Clergy and Religious Leaders: Add your name to our sign-on letter.
  • Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. It's quick and easy using the ACLU's website. Text "TROY" to 90999 to help spread the word with your cell phone.
Please do not contact the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles directly right now, as doing so could be detrimental to Troy's case. Instead, you are encouraged to contact Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue.

Resources:

  • Download a fact sheet on Davis' case Read more about innocence on Georgia's death row
  • Where is the justice for me?: The case of Troy Davis, facing execution in Georgia
  • Listen to Troy tell his story
  • Join the discussion on our blog
  • Hear from Troy's sister
  • Visit Troy Davis' website


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    2 sojourners hollin' back

    I will support this action on 5/15/09. In fact, I will share the same information that you have here with my blog readers so that we can continue to get the word out.

    Please consider sharing this information with the AfroSpear google group...

    peace, Villager

    April 30, 2009 at 8:45 AM

    Count me in. I'll share this with my readers as well.

    May 6, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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