International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis

See below for information on the International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis. Thanks to Laura Moye of Amnesty International USA for providing this information. MW

Stand Strong, Stand Together for Troy Davis this Friday, September 16!

This Friday, September 16, is the International Day of Solidarity for Troy Davis.

We need you there. Troy needs you there.

We chose this date because the following Monday, the Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles will hold Troy’s final clemency hearing – our final chance to prevent Troy Davis from being executed.

On Friday, September 16th we need everyone pouring out onto the streets to demand justice for Troy Davis. We want to see pictures, local news stories, Facebook postsvideosblogs, tweets and re-tweets on Twitter and any other visible signs of solidarity for Troy.

To make the biggest impact, we’ll need to join together.

If you know of public events happening in your U.S. city, then please add them to our public listing! Or to find a public Troy Davis Solidarity event taking place in your city, check back at our event listing that will be available in the next few days!

Here’s how to add a Troy Davis solidarity event to our public listing:

  1. Visit our Submit Your Event page
  2. Be sure to add a descriptive title for your event that includes “Troy Davis Event”
  3. In the Description, please include any details about your event including location, type of event (film screening, rally, vigil, etc) and any special information such as parking.

The outpouring of support you’ve shown for Troy Davis so far has been phenomenal – more than 100,000 of you have signed the petition for clemency and nearly 500 events have popped up in small towns and big cities alike all over the United States. Supporters from countries in the U.K., France, Denmark, Brazil, Hong Kong and Australia have also joined in to lend their voices.

The growing range of scholars, world leaders and prominent figures who are also demanding justice – including former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, John Legend, R.E.M., Russell Simmons, Mia Farrow, Indigo Girls, a former Governor of Texas and a former Member of Congress from Georgia – is simply awe-inspiring.

Momentum is building, but the biggest hurdle lies ahead.

Thank you for standing with Troy Davis!

Laura Moye
Director, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign
Amnesty International USA