January 22, 2011
Please forward far and wide-facebook, twitter, etc
attorney that the decision whether to parole Oscar could be made by February 1-THAT MEANS WE HAVE 8 DAYS TO IMPACT THE PAROLE BOARD POSITIVELY TO REJECT THE PAROLE EXAMINERS RECOMMENDATION.
Research reveals that the Parole Commission adopts the recommendation of their hearing
examiners about 80% of the time. Research also reveals that the Parole Commission can be very vulnerable to negative outside pressure, especially from law enforcement.
This means we have an uphill battle.
All of this means that if we want to see Oscar come home, we must mail/fax the Parole Board more support letters NOW. All support letters must reach the Parole Commission by February 1.
If the Commission takes longer than 30 days to decide, then we will continue our accelerated
efforts to collect support letters.
Please do the following immediately:
1) Contact at least 20 more people to fax (301/492-5543) and mail the attached letter to the Parole Board. If the attachment does not go through. please go the http://boricuahumanrights.org and download the letter. Contact us at
alejandrom [at] boricuahumanrights.org and let us know how many letters were mailed/faxed.
2) Call the Parole Board (301.492.5990) at and use the attached script (text is also at the
bottom of this email. START CALLING ON MONDAY, JANUARY 24 EVERY DAY UNTIL WE RECEIVE NOTIFICATION THAT THE PAROLE BOARD HAS REJECTED OR CONFIRMED THE EXAMINER'S DECISION. I
PHONE CALL script
To U.S. Parole Board 301.492.5990
Hi, my name is ______________ and I live in Chicago The Parole Commission should parole
Oscar López Rivera# 87651-024 immediately, in spite of the hearing examiner's recommendation to deny parole. IF YOU HAVE TIME, YOU CAN 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. Parole Board Phone call-in script Every Wednesday, starting January 19, from 9-5 EST until further notice US Parole Board phone: (301) 492-5990