Wednesday, June 24, 2009

National Prayer for Justice for Troy Davis

Join the NAACP in a National Prayer for Justice for Troy Davis
WHAT: National Prayer Call
WHEN: Thursday June 25th, 2009
TIME: 12:00 noon EST
CALL IN: 712-432-1001
Passcode: 481-005-918
Please join the NAACP and our allies in a National Prayer for Justice for Troy Davis. Faith Leaders from around the coutnry will lead supporters in a prayer for justice and intervention for the case. Please share this announcement with your membership and networks. For more information on the NAACP's campaign-- please visit WWW.IAMTROY.COM
For more information, please contact: Rev. Charles White, NAACP National Field Director--
Subject: I Am Troy Davis / A Day of Prayer for Troy Davis
Date: June 24, 2009
Dear Person of Faith,The movement to save the life of Troy Anthony Davis is generating considerable momentum! The NAACP continues to march, canvass, and petition on Troy's behalf and we are emboldened by all of you who have joined the NAACP, Amnesty International, and other organizations in this effort to let the facts of this case be heard. For those who are unaware, Troy Davis has been on death row for nearly 18 years for a murder we believe he did not commit. There is no physical evidence linking Davis to the crime and seven of the nine witnesses in his case have recanted or contradicted their original testimony, several saying they were coerced by law enforcement to testify against Troy. Considering his compelling case of innocence, voices from all over the United States and the world are demanding justice for Troy including: Former President Jimmy Carter; Pope Benedict XVI; Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Presidential candidate and Libertarian Bob Barr; Congressmen Hank Johnson and John Lewis; civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, and former FBI Director and Judge William Sessions.Even with such support, the justice system in Georgia refuses to consider the new evidence. There is a motion before the Supreme Court of the United States that will be decided on June 25th. If they deny his motion, the countdown to his death begins and they will set his execution date within weeks.Through it all, however, we have not forgotten that with God all things are possible and prayer changes things!On June 25th at 12 Noon, we will assemble local and national faith leaders on the steps of the Chatham County Courthouse in Savannah, GA to gather and pray on Troy Davis' behalf. If you are unable to make it to Savannah, we invite you and your community to pray with us via satellite by teleconference as we band together to petition God to move on Troy's behalf.
Listed below is the teleconference call information:
Call Number: (712) 432-1001
Passcode: 481005918#
Time: 12 noon
For more information on this movement, go to <> where you will find updates on the case and resources for how you and your community can be involved. Together, through faith, action, and prayer we can save Troy's life and make sure that justice is served. As NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous reminded us in Savannah this past Saturday, this case is not about black and white, but it is about right and wrong. We implore you to stand with Troy and his family on the right side of history by joining us in this campaign.
Yours in the Struggle,
Rev. Julius Caesar Hope, National DirectorReligious Affairs Department, NAACP

Rev. Charles L. White, Jr.
National Field DirectorField Operations & Membership DepartmentNational Association for the Advancement of Colored People
4805 Mount Hope Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215-3297
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