In moments of immense sadness, moments that shake the foundation of our faith in the justice system and mankind, adequate words are scarce.
Today, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles co-signed on the decision to execute Troy Davis.
Despite overwhelming evidence pointing to his innocence — evidence that prompted former FBI Director William Sessions and more than a million others to write in support of clemency — Troy’s execution is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21.
His family has been moved by the efforts of the NAACP and supporters around the world. They have asked us to express their thanks to you personally.
They also asked us to tell you that this is not the hour to give up.
For the past two decades that Troy has been on death row, miracles have interceded at crucial moments. Can you help us make a miracle happen now?
Please stand with Troy and his family. Tell District Attorney Larry Chisolm that he has to intercede:
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm is the man who requested the death warrant against Troy Davis. He’s the glue that holds the case together and, even after today’s news, he remains in a unique position to petition the judge to withdraw the death warrant against Troy. It’s a long shot, but it’s Troy’s best hope.
Please, our last hope is to change the heart of District Attorney Chisolm. Sign today, and we will make sure that every name is hand delivered to his office:
We will soon reach out to tell you how you and your families and communities can organize gatherings in your hometowns to reflect on Troy’s experience, and to offer prayers for his family. But tonight is the time to redouble our efforts, not to back down. Tonight, we hold on to hope.
Please, take one last action and sign the petition today:
Thanks for all of your support,
Georgia State Conference President