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Vol. 73/No. 33      August 31, 2009

Atlanta socialists back
fight to free Troy Davis
ATLANTA—Lisa Potash, Socialist Workers candidate for mayor of Atlanta, and Jacob Perasso, the party’s candidate for president of the city council, have pledged to redouble efforts to free Troy Davis.

In a message to Martina Correia, Davis’s sister, Potash wrote, “It is because of the steadfastness of you and your family, and the determination expressed by many thousands at the rallies here and around the world and through the petitioning campaign in Savannah, that this new stage in the fight has been opened… . See you in Washington.”

Perasso is urging his campaign supporters to join him in Savannah on August 28-29 in a petitioning effort to get Davis’s case reopened. Anyone interested in participating in this effort can contact Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty at or the Socialist Workers campaign office at
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