As you may know, in 1991 Troy Davis was convicted of murdering a Georgia police officer. Twenty years after his conviction and despite growing doubts of his actual guilt, an execution date has been set for September 21.
The Georgia Board of Pardons & Paroles will determine Troy Davis’ fate on September 19 during a final clemency hearing. As NAACP President & CEO Benjamin Jealous said, “Time is running out, and this is truly Troy’s last chance for life.”
Now is the time for action! The NAACP (in partnership with Amnesty International) began the #TooMuchDoubt campaign last Tuesday. There are three easy ways that people can support Troy Davis.
1. Sign the petition to the Board of Pardons and pass this on to your friends and family. Each name means a more united front for justice:
2. Send a message of support to Troy as he fights for justice on what may be the final days of his life.
3. Make sure everyone knows about this injustice. Spread the word on Facebook and Twitter (hashtag #TooMuchDoubt) so that Troy Davis’ story can be heard. We still have a chance to save his life, but only if people are willing to speak out against injustice.
The NAACP will also be on the ground mobilizing our members and allies in the state of Georgia as Troy Davis’ hearing date approaches. On September 15 they will hold a rally at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.