Troy Davis Global Action Day

Only four days left before the scheduled execution that’s been set because both the Supreme Court and the State of Georgia decided to ignore overwhelming evidence of Troy Davis’ innocence.

Please do whatever you can to help save this innocent man’s life.

Stand Firm For Justice!

From National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

http://www.ncadp.org/

Activists and lawyers are working around the clock to stop the scheduled execution of Troy Davis from happening on October 27. New appeals were filed yesterday. The time is now to attend actions and contact public officials (contact info listed at the bottom of this message).

Amnesty International has issued a call for a Global Day of Action set for today (Thursday, October 23) in conjunction with a large rally at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to stop the execution of Troy Davis. The rally will begin at 6 PM.

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty supports this initiative and is encouraging all of our members, supporters and allies to participate in some way. If you can attend the rally in Atlanta, please do so. If not, find an action in your community and attend. Those we know of are listed below.

Also scroll down to the bottom of this email for contact info of Georgia public officials you can contact.

Here is a list of scheduled actions:

ATLANTA, GEORGIA

RALLY AT THE CAPITOL STEPS
206 Washington Street SW
Speakers:
*Reverend Al Sharpton, National Action Network
*Larry Cox, Executive Director Amnesty International
*Steve Hawkins, NAACP Executive Vice President
*MC’d by Lorraine Jacques White, radio host on WAOK

Sponsored by Amnesty International, NAACP and National Action Network
For more info call 404-876-5661 x13
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SOLIDARITY ACTIONS (See below for full announcements):
*Arizona
*California
*Colorado
*Washington, DC
*Georgia
*Illinois
*Michigan
*New Hampshire
*New York
*Pennsylvania
*Virginia
*Washington

Also:
*Belgium
*France
*Italy
*UK
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ARIZONA

Thursday, October 23, 4 PM
Solidarity Rally for Troy Davis
Memorial Union, Arizona State University
Tempe
Contact Sarah.R.Oliver@asu.edu or mlkubik@asu.edu

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CALIFORNIA

PALM SPRINGS:
Solidarity Rally for Troy Davis
Desert Sun, 750 N. Gene Autry Trail
Thursday, Oct. 23 noon
More info: fsmotr@earthlink.net

BAY AREA:
Join the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis
Thursday, October 23rd
5:00 pm, Powell and Market, San Francisco
Help us gather petition signatures

Speak out on the day of the scheduled execution
Stand in solidarity with Troy
Monday, October 27th
3:00 pm, Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco
Stand in solidarity with Troy

For more info call: 510-394-8925
Sponsored by the CEDP and Death Penalty Focus
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COLORADO
Action at Old Town Square, Fort Collins
Th. Oct. 23, 4 PM
More info: swanson.marla@gmail.com

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Columbia Heights: Th. Oct. 23, 6 PM
STAND FIRM FOR JUSTICE: Solidarity Rally for Troy Davis
Corner of 14th St. and Park Rd. NW (the paved triangular area), right by the Columbia Heights Metro.
jcohn@aiusa.org

Howard University: Th. Oct. 23, 12:30 PM
Solidarity Rally for Troy Davis
Outside Douglass Jall, by flagpole
More info: lindsayparme@hotmail.com
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GEORGIA

Atlanta: 10-26-08, 6 PM
Prayer rally for Troy Davis and Friends of God Concert
Immanuel Baptist Church, 644 Memorial Drive
More info: Pastor George, micaiah_1@msn.com

Kennesaw: Oct. 23, noon
Emergency SpeakOut to Save Troy Davis
Campus green, Kennesaw State University
GET ON THE BUS! Passenger vans will be transporting students and others to/from Kennesaw State University to the 6
PM downtown rally at the capitol. Seats reserved on a first-come/first-served basis.

Call 607-280-4070 to reserve your seat now. More info: call Matt at 404-452-2697

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ILLINOIS

Chicago: October 23, 5:30 PM
Speak-out for Troy Davis!
DePaul University Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield
March to Quad for candlelight vigil

Sponsored by Amnesty International–DePaul Chapter and Midwest Regional Office; Campaign to End the Death Penalty; DePaul Students Against the Death Penalty; and National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression

Contact aweger@students.depaul.edu for more info.

Monday, October 27 5 PM
Speak-out to Save Troy Davis!
Federal Plaza, Adams & Dearborn
For more info contact the Campaign to End the Death Penalty at julien@nodeathpenalty.org or 773-955-4841

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MICHIGAN
Monday, October 27 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Protest the execution of Troy Davis on the campus of Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, MI
More info: tracy.holt@muskegoncc.edu

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
Th. Oct. 23, 3 PM
Vigil at the corner of Wheelock and Main, across from the Hanover Inn
Hanover, NH
More info: 603-448-4655 or sandy.stettenheim@valley.net
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NEW YORK CITY:

Day of Action NYC:

STOP THE EXECUTION OF TROY DAVIS!

US Supreme Court denies justice for Troy Davis & lifts stay of execution!

What: Demonstration for Troy Davis

When: Thursday, October 23rd at 5.30 PM

Where: 33rd Street and 8th Avenue – SE corner (NYC)

Who: Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Amnesty International, American Civil Liberties Union.

Why: October 14th, the US Supreme Court denied Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis’ request for a new trial. The
decision was a cruel answer to Troy and his family who were hoping the Court would review the facts and
circumstances surrounding his unjust conviction. Troy was convicted without physical evidence — instead, the case
against him relied on witness testimony. However, since his conviction 7 of the 9 witnesses have recanted their
testimony at trial.

Troy’s case has become an important battleground for all those who are concerned about the unfairness of a legal
system that routinely sends the poor and minorities to prison without due process. Concerns about Troy’s case have
prompted a wide range of individuals from across the world to call for a halt to his execution. From former President
Jimmy Carter to Rev. Desmond Tutu, people concerned with justice have been organizing on Troy’s behalf.

JOIN US! Join the tens of thousands who demand justice for Troy Davis!

Demonstration this Thursday, 33rd Street and 8th Avenue (NYC).

More info: Alyce Stark, asce4@earthlink.net; Jamie Wood, jwood@aiusa.org; or Lee Wengraf, lwengraf@earthlink.net.
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PENNSYLVANIA

Bethlehem
Th. Oct. 23, 5:30 PM
Rally for Troy Davis
Lehigh University Bookstore (on Morton Street).
More info: cjs719@gmail.com

Shippensburg
Th. Oct. 23, 2 PM
Candlelight Vigil for Troy Davis
Shippensburg University
In front of Ezra Lehman Memorial Library
Sponsored by Amnesty International–Shippensburg University
More info: nt7635@ship.edu
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VIRGINIA

DOWNTOWN NORFOLK
Sunday, October 26, 2 PM
Rally and demonstration in support of Troy Davis
Federal Courthouse, W. Brambleton Ave. between Granby and Monticello
Sponsored by Old Dominion University and Hampton Roads Amnesty International Group
For more info, call (757)515-9520 or email bnich008@odu.edu

WILLIAMSBURG
Thursday, Oct. 23, 4 PM
Rally in support of Troy Davis
College of William & Mary, in front of the Wren Building
Sponsored by the William & Mary chapters of the Students for the Innocence Project, the Black Law Students
Association, Amnesty International and the American Civil Liberties Union.

More info: wmsfip@gmail.com

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON
Th. Oct. 23, 6:30 PM
Candlelight Vigil for Troy Davis
Westlake Plaza
Sponsored by Amnesty International Local Group 4
More info: violist2@gmail.com 206-713-5685

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INTERNATIONAL ACTIONS:

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Oct. 23, 4:30 PM
Solidarity vigil for Troy Davis
Court of Justice
Sponsored by Amnesty International

MONTREAL, CANADA
Th. Oct. 23, 5:30 PM
Vigil in front of US Embassy
More info: Aude Exertier, Anti Death Penalty Coordinator, AI Canada (French section)
audeexertier@gmail.com

BELFORT, FRANCE
Th. Oct. 23, 6 PM
Rally in front of the Belfort Court of Justice

PARIS, FRANCE
Th., Oct. 23, 8:30 PM
Rally/Die-in at La Place Saint-Michel

STRASBOURG, FRANCE
Sa. Oct. 25
Candlelight vigil in front of the cathedral

MILAN, ITALY
Th. Oct. 23, 6 PM
Rally in front of the US Consulate

LONDON, UK
Th. Oct. 23
Vigil at the U.S. Embassy (Grosvenor Square)
Sponsored by Amnesty International

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PHONE/EMAIL/FAX/TEXT MESSAGE ACTIONS:

*Text message “TROY” to 90999 to send a message to the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

*Write a letter to the editor.

*Call on Georgia public officials to stop Troy’s execution

CONTACT INFO FOR GEORGIA PUBLIC OFFICIALS:

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; 404-656-5712 or 404-651-8502
Fax: 404-651-6670; (404)651-8502; (404) 651-5282; (404) 463-6627

Or fax or email a message through Amnesty’s Web site: http://amnestyusa.org/troydavis

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

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue
Office of the Governor
Georgia State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Fax:(404)657-5947
Tel:(404)656-1776
web: http://gov.state.ga.us/contact.shtml

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