Troy Davis: Will You Show Your Support?
Across the globe, anti-capital punishment activists and supporters of Troy Davis are rallying to prevent the execution of the 43-year-old death row inmate scheduled to lose his life tonight at 7 p.m. EST.
European legislators and activists are making a last-minute appeal to the state of Georgia to refrain from executing Davis, the convicted cop killer, and every minute, petitions continue to gather names of supporters from across the globe.
So far, nearly one million people have signed Amnesty International’s petition to stop Troy Davis’ execution, and nearly 100,000 have pledged their support through the NAACP to urge County District Attorney Larry Chisolm to petition the judge to withdraw the death warrant against Davis.
If you are interested in signing the NAACP petition, the organization encourages supporters to visit here.
If you are interested in signing Amnesty International’s petition, the organization encourages supporters to visit here.
Other organizations, such as the Innocence Project, have a petition that can be found here.
You can also contact the following influential officials via fax or telephone to express your last-minute opinion:
Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles:
Phone: 404-656-0693 and 404-656-5651
Fax: 404-651-8502 and 404-651-6670
Savannah District Attorney Larry Chisolm
Phone: 912-652-7308; Fax: 912-652-7328
Local Judge Penny Haas Freesemann
Phone: (912) 652-7252
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal
There are only a few hours left. Will you do anything to let your voice be heard?
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(Photo: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)