NYADP:The Fight for Troy Continues–Actions Needed.

New Yorkers Against the Death Penalty
518 453 6797

Abolitionists:

Over the past year, we have celebrated small victories in keeping Troy Davis from the execution chamber. Several weeks ago, only hours away from death, Troy was granted reprieve as the Supreme Court of the U.S. agreed to look at his case, in large part due to the immense political pressure the anti-death penalty movement has put on officials, and the attention we have generated.  Unfortunately, the justices have taken the easy way out and decided not to hear the case.

A new execution warrant has been issued for Troy Davis for October 27, only 11 days away. Amnesty International and Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty are on the ground in Georgia and leading in this case. But those of us in New York need to act.

There are currently 4 actions that you can take – 3 you see below, plus a Global Day of Action on October 23rd.

We can’t give up now, please take action, and let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in the continued struggle,
~Colleen

Colleen Eren,
Organizing Director, NYADP

#1 – Write the Georgia Board of Pardon and Paroles and ask them to reconsider their decision and grant clemency.   There is a form letter here but it is better if you can do that and then also write and use the postal mail or fax.

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
Phone:(404) 656-3300
Fax:(404) 657-8733

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

#2 – Help spread the word on Troy’s case by forwarding this information to friends, family and fellow activists, as well as by text messaging TROY to 90999.

#3 – Write a letter to the editor.  A one page guide is at www.amnestyusa.org/troydavis.

#4 – Participate in the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis on October 23.  There will be a large rally at the state capitol in Atlanta, GA on this day, and we are encouraging supporters around the world to hold rallies, vigils or actions on this day in solidarity.  A one page guide is at www.amnestyusa.org/troydavis Some groups are already planning events for days other than the 23rd, and that is just fine.  Whatever people can do, whenever they can do it, is greatly encouraged.

Inform Amnesty International of anything being planned: jcohn@aiusa.org.

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