In recent weeks, we've been working to get the word out about Troy Davis, a Georgia man on death row, using the traditional media, blogs, radio stations, and of course, Facebook. Now, we're taking the first big step to reach out to the people who will ultimately decide Troy's fate.

  Right now, we're starting up a letter writing campaign to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. If Troy's last appeal is denied in the Supreme Court (unfortunately, a likely outcome), the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will be making the last call on whether Troy Davis lives or dies. They have the power to pardon him, or to commute his sentence from death to life.

  So, here's how it works:

  1) Go to this site:

  2) Copy and paste the letter into a Word document. Print it out on your personal/school/company letterhead if possible.

  3) Sign at the bottom of the page, and print your name and mailing address under the signature to give your letter more weight.

  4) Send your letter to:

  Amnesty International
730 Peachtree St.
Suite 1060
Atlanta, GA 30308
Attn: L. Moye

  Or, fax it to 404-876-2276

  Amnesty International will be collecting all the letters and delivering them to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. So that's all you need to do! If you have time, feel free to handwrite the letter or to write one in your own words.

  And the most critical thing to increase the impact: tell ten friends about this campaign, and ask them to write too!

  Thank you for all you do.