--from The Blog of Legal Times (BLT, April 6 , 2008)
Listen up. On May 19th, The Daddy is joining a number of folks to blog for Troy Davis freedom. But there are other important things to do. To get a better idea, start with Amnesty International, a fine organization that has been keeping this issue alive for some time. They say:
"If you had 30 days left to fight for your life, wouldn't you want to know that you had thousands of people standing in your corner?
Troy Davis' 30-day stay of execution is about to expire. That's why we're asking everybody to come out strong on May 19th – a day marked in human rights calendars across the world as the Global Day of Action for Troy Davis.
That day, every person can help make a difference by participating in any kind of activity, event or creative action that calls attention to Troy Davis' case. Whether you're holding a "Text TROY to 90999" sign on a busy street or organizing your local Amnesty chapter to hold a public demonstration, now is the time to shine a light on this injustice."Here is a site to go to learn how to send a letter or fax to Georgia Gov. Perdue to commute the sentence of Troy Davis: (http://takeaction.amnestyusa.org/siteapps/advocacy/index.aspx?c=jhKPIXPCIoE&b=2590179&template=x.ascx&action=11448).
For more info about the death penalty, check out the website of Georgians for an alternative to the death penalty (GFADP) at: (http://www.gfadp.org/).
For more detailed information about the death penalty and why it should no longer exist in America, check out The National Coalition Against the Death Penalty at: http://www.ncadp.org/.
The great essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "The object of study is not knowledge but action." Get informed. Fight for justice. Fight for what you know is right. Fight for Troy Davis.
Fight for Troy Davis.