The state of Georgia has not yet sought a death warrant for Troy Davis, but that is only because they have not yet figured out exactly how to take his life. Since the DEA seized Georgia’s stash of sodium thiopental (the anesthetic the Peach State has used in all its lethal injections), state officials have been exploring their options, including using a new anesthetic, pentobarbital, that other killing states like Texas and Ohio have already begun using.
Georgia will work this out soon, and Troy Davis may be first in line to face execution under a presumably new protocol (despite the fact that serious doubts about his guilt have not gone away).
In other words, time is short, and we need to start building momentum now to stop this execution. Important moral leaders like the Pope, Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have spoken up, as have Georgia celebrities like Michael Stipe and the Indigo Girls. Hundreds of thousands of you have added your voices by writing, calling, emailing and faxing Georgia authorities.
Now, it’s time to Tweet.
We want to generate 1 million tweets for Troy Davis. Please spread the word and direct people to the petition. Here are some sample tweets:
When in doubt, don’t execute!! Sign the petition for #TroyDavis! http://bit.ly/troypetition @amnesty
Too much doubt! Stop the execution! #TroyDavis needs us! http://bit.ly/troypetition @amnesty
No room for doubt! Stop the execution of #TroyDavis . Retweet, sign petition http://bit.ly/troypetition @amnesty
Case not “ironclad”, yet Georgia could execute #TroyDavis ! Not on our watch! Petition: http://bit.ly/troypetition @amnesty
No murder weapon. No physical evidence. Stop the execution! #TroyDavis petition: http://bit.ly/troypetition @amnesty
7 out of 9 eyewitnesses recanted. No physical evidence. Stop the execution of Troy Davis http://bit.ly/troypetition #TroyDavis @amnesty