New Signature teamed up with HeadCount, Calling all Crows, State Radio and Rogue Global Solutions to create the “Take Action for Troy Davis” activism website. The website features multiple actions that supporters can take to show their support of Troy Davis, and upon taking action, enables them to download previously-unreleased tracks from the band State Radio. The actions hook into the Salsa platform and provide supporters the ability to sign a petition on Troy’s behalf, write to their local paper about their support for Troy, or email their support to Troy directly.
The website also pulls in recent Twitter, Facebook and Google News items to show the vast support the campaign from the social networks and news organizations. In addition, the Disqus module is used to facilitate discussion on the website and to allow supporters to add their comments for the cause.
Troy Davis is currently on death row for a 1991 conviction of murdering a Georgia police officer, though for nearly two decades the case against him as fallen apart. Seven of the nine prosecution eyewitnesses who had linked Davis to the killing have unofficially recanted or contradicted part of their original trial testimony, claiming police coercion and questionable interrogation tactics. However, since none have made a formal recantation as required by law, Davis is still up for execution.