[Ppnews] 4th Day of Call-In Week Of Solidarity With Oscar Lopez Rivera
Political Prisoner News
ppnews at freedomarchives.org
Fri Feb 4 08:13:39 EST 2011
ALTERNATE FAX NO: 202-492-5307
UPDATE: On February 2, the US Parole Commission
indicated that Oscar Lopez RIvera's case was
designated an "Original Jurisdiction" case, and
they expect to make a decision by NEXT WEEK,
Friday, February 11, to confirm or reject the
negative recommendation by the US Parole Examiner
on Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar López
Rivera, #87651-024, currently incarcerated at FCI
Terre Haute. Oscar, 68 years old, is presently
serving his 30th year of prison for struggling for Puerto Rican independence.
This means that we have one more week to GATHER
SIGNATURES, CALL-IN and SEND FAXES. Please CALL, FAX and MAIL!
Summary of yesterday, Thursday, February 3
We estimate that the US Parole Board received
between 200-250 calls from Puerto RIco, Mexico
and various cities across the US. The phone
lines, as well as the fax line, have been busy
for 20-25 minutes at a time and sometimes seems
to be permanently busy. PLEASE DO NOT BE
DISCOURAGED. KEEP TRYING. Various people have
been told that the only way to make their
opinions heard is ONLY through writing. KEEP
CALLING, FAXING AND MAILING YOUR LETTERS TO THE
US PAROLE BOARD THROUGHOUT NEXT WEEK. Spread the
word on your personal and organizational Facebook
account. WE WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW AS SOON AS WE
HEAR WORD FROM THE PAROLE COMMISSION.
FROM THE CAMPAIGN:
One caller from Chicago was told that the
Commission had received over 5000 letters, just from Chicago!
The USPC has been refusing to meet with
high-level delegations from the Church in Puerto
Rico (a coalition which includes the Archbishop
of San Juan), and other delegations from the US.
They have also denied requests to 6 media outlets
to travel to FCI Terre Haute, where Oscar is
imprisoned to interview him about his case.
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING 3 THINGS:
1) DAILY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN EXTENDED TO NEXT WEEK
(Jan 31-Feb 11): CALL the Parole Board in support
of Oscar Lopez Rivera from 9:00am UNTIL 5:00 PM
(EST) CALL and have others call. It only takes 5
minutes. THE NUMBER IS: 301-492-5990 hit 0 to
speak to operator. They will tell you that you
must send your opinion in writing. That is fine.
KEEP CALLING ONCE A DAY UNTIL FRIDAY, FEB 11.
PLEASE DO NOT BE DISCOURAGED. Sample script is below.
Hi, I'm calling for the release of Oscar Lopez
and I live in Chicago [NY, etc.] The Parole
Commission should parole Oscar López # 87651-024
immediately, in spite of the hearing examiners recommendation to deny parole.
IF YOU HAVE TIME, USE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
1) Oscar has the support of a broad sector of
Puerto Ricos civil society as well as Puerto
Rican and Latino communities throughout the United States.
2) Oscar was not accused or convicted of causing
injury or taking a life. He was never accused or
convicted of participating in the 1975 Fraunces
Tavern bombing or any other action that resulted in injury or death.
3) President Clintons determination that Mr.
López Riveras sentence was disproportionately
lengthy, and his offer that would have resulted
in Mr. López Riveras release in September of 2009.
2) Download the attached letter and fax it right
away. (FAX NO: 301/492-5543, ALTERNATE FAX NO: 202/492-5307)
The US Parole Commission has stated their
intention to make their decision by Feb. 11. Get
as many of your friends, family. colleagues and
forward to your Facebook and retweet. You can
also download the letter at the National Boricua
Human Rights Network website <http://boricuahumanrights.org/>here.
3) MAIL Letters to:
Isaac Fulwood, Chairman
United States Parole Commission
5550 Friendship Boulevard, Suite 420
Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815
Re: Oscar López Rivera, #87651-024, FCI Terre Haute
Please keep close track of the letters sent/faxed
to the Parole Board and let us know at
<mailto:alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org>alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org.
WE CAN HELP FREE OSCAR,
Alejandro Luis Molina
<mailto:alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org>alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org
522 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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