Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Happy Birthday Troy Davis!!!

A few weeks ago we started the first ever youtube campaign to save life of a death-row inmate. We asked everyone who has a webcam to record a statement and upload it to YouTube saying why Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles should stop the execution of Kenneth Foster on August 30, 2007. Later that week Gov. Rick Perry commuted Kenneth Foster's sentence.

There is a new youtube campaign, this time for Troy Davis. October 9th is Troy’s birthday and in celebration of this occasion NCADP is asking all of his supporters worldwide to send him a video birthday message and to post that message on YouTube.

The Troy video project is simple. Using a webcam, camera phone, camcorder or any other recording device, simply record a positive video of 60-seconds or less wishing Troy a ‘Happy Birthday’ while reaffirming to the state of Georgia that innocence matters.

With so many Troy supporters around the world, we want these messages to be lively and creative. Feel free to sing it, rap it, play it, draw it, dance it, paint it, shout it from the roof-tops. What you say or how you say it isn’t important. What’s important is that you just say it!

Please keep these messages positive and refrain from bad language and controversial statements that could be viewed as inflammatory. We don’t want to upset people - we just want to show the world that Troy has global support in his fight for justice.

After you’ve recorded this message, please post it on YouTube using this link:

http://www.youtube.com/groups_layout?name=NCADP&join&invite

(If you go there right now, you will see that a half dozen videos already are up, including several from NCADP staffers and one especially creative video by Amnesty International.)

Let’s not only give Troy a “Happy Birthday,” let us also speak loud and clear in one voice that Innocence Matters!






2 comments:

Deirdre said...

Thank you for posting information on the Troy Davis Video project, but I think your link is incorrect. The correct link is
http://www.youtube.com/group/NCADP

Please post an uplifting video message to let Troy know we are all here working for him!

For more info, please go to
http://www.savetroydavis.net

Deirdre said...

Sorry - my mistake. You had it right the first time. Either link will work