As you know, we have been in an intense campaign to collect 40,000 petitions requesting the release of Puerto Rican political prisoner Oscar Lopez River. The National Boricua Human Rights Network has begun to mail the petitions to the U.S. Parole Commission and know that many have already been received.
Urgent! If you have been collecting letters, we need to get those petitions as soon as possible (by the end of this weekend, if possible) so we can mail them in bulk. There are some ways of doing this:
--come to our event this Saturday and bring the petitions
--make arrangements so we can get the petitions from you – let me know and we’ll figure it out.
If you can’t do either of the above, you can mail them directly to the parole commission, but contact me for important information.
Please join us this Saturday, December 11 to learn more about the campaign and help strategize and intensify our campaign for Oscar Lopez’s release.
Time - 12:30pm - 2:00pm
National Gathering: Freedom for Oscar López Rivera
Words by former Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Ricardo Jimenez and Jose Lopez, brother of Oscar Lopez.
Place - Julia De Burgos Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Avenue (corner of 106th St.),
From there we’ll walk to the Mural for a short program
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Patriots of Resistance: Cultural Program at Mural of Oscar López Rivera and
Avelino González Claudio
Mural located at 107th St. between Lexington & 3rd Avenue
In the evening, there is a free concert at Hostos Community College, 149 Street and Grand Concourse, Small Theatre, 6pm doors open, 7pm event starts
Concert is free, but ticket required from Hostos box office (opens at 6pm)
Help us get the 40,000 petitions; get involved in growing the movement until Oscar comes home!