[Ppnews] Last week - demand parole commission release Oscar Lopez Rivera

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Mon Feb 7 10:31:20 EST 2011


LAST WEEK TO CALL, FAX AND MAIL LETTERS OF SUPPORT FOR OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA

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 THIS WEEK, by 
Friday, February 11, to confirm or reject the 
negative recommendation by the US Parole 
Examiner. Puerto Rican Political Prisoner Oscar 
López Rivera, #87651-024, is 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 this week to GATHER 
SIGNATURES, CALL-IN and SEND FAXES. Please CALL, FAX and MAIL!

Summary of last week, Jan 31-Feb 4

The National Boricua Human Rights Network 
estimates that the US Parole Board received 
between 900-1000 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 seem 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 FOR THIS WEEK (FEB 
7-Feb 11): CALL the Parole Board ONCE A DAY 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 examiner’s 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 Rico’s 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 Clinton’s determination that Mr. 
López Rivera’s sentence was disproportionately 
lengthy, and his offer that would have resulted 
in Mr. López Rivera’s release in September of 2009.

2) Download the 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 THE WEEK OF Feb. 
11. Get as many of your friends, family. 
colleagues and forward to your Facebook and 
retweet. You can also download the letter 
<http://lavozprcconline.org/pommo/admin/mailings/images/OLR_1_pager_to_PB.pdf>here 
or 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 alejandrom at boricuahumanrights.org.



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