Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2011
Happy Day-After Groundhog Day! I am sending this to just a half-dozen people who I
think actually would consider calling the Parole Commission every weekday until they
make their ruling, currently projected by February 11. That would be just 7 more
phone calls each lasting 1/2 minute or so. Can you please help us make this push to
try to get Oscar out of jail?
Call the Parole Commission at 301-492-5990. Hit 0 to speak to operator. They will
say to make comments in writing and try to get us off the phone as quickly as
possible, so it is important to say that you are supporting Oscar's release (not
just calling about him, which doesn't say which side you are on) in the first five
words you say to them.
Thank you so much for your consideration!
You can also go to
to download, print, and send the petition. Please mail the petitions ASAP, by next
Monday at the latest, or fax them ASAP -- but keep sending them in until a decision
It would be wonderful if you could let me know how many calls and faxes you are able
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Alejandro Molina firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, Feb 2, 2011
Subject: 3rd DAY of call-in campaign for Oscar Lopez Rivera!
3rd Day of Call-In
WEEK OF SOLIDARITY WITH OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA
Summary of Yesterday, Tuesday, February 1
We estimate that the US Parole Board received between 300-350 calls from Puerto
RIco, Mexico and various cities across the US. The phone lines, as well as the fax
line, have been busy for 15-20 minutes at a time. 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 THE 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.
CALL IN TODAY!
The US Parole Commission has said they intend to make their decision to confirm or
reject the negative recommendation by the US Parole Examiner 30 DAYS AFTER THE
PAROLE HEARING OF JANUARY 5, 2011 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
The National Boricua Human Rights Network and the Puerto Rico-based Comité
Pro-Derechos Humanos are urging the parole commissioners to reject the wrong-headed
and politically punitive recommendation of the parole examiner. We intend to swamp
the Parole Board with letters, faxes and calls until they respond positively.
PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING 3 THINGS:
1) DAILY CALL-IN CAMPAIGN FOR THIS WEEK (Jan 31-Feb 4): 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. 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 attached letter and fax it right away. (FAX NO: 301/492-5543)
Remember the Parole Commission has stated their intention to make their decision by
Feb. 4. 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 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 email@example.com.
LET'S FREE OSCAR
thank you for all your work and solidarity,
Alejandro Luis Molina
National Boricua Human Rights Network
2739 W. Division Street
Chicago IL 60622
Comité Pro-Derechos Humanos