Inspired by the “5th of every month for the Cuban 5” campaign and the 33 x Oscar initiative in Puerto Rico, The ProLibertad Freedom Campaign has decided to dedicate the 29th of every month to Oscar Lopez Rivera!
On the 29th of each month, we’re asking all our allies and supporters to CALL THE WHITE HOUSE AND DEMAND THE RELEASE OF PUERTO RICAN POLITICAL PRISONER OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA!
Call President Obama at 202-456-1111 and leave a message! Let him know that Oscar Lopez Rivera has been in prison for too long and deserves to go home!
We need to flood the voice mail with our united demands for freedom!
Sample Message for your phone call:
President Obama, I ask that you free Puerto Rican Political Prisoner, Oscar Lopez Rivera. Since 1981, he has been in jail for fighting for Puerto Rican independence; he never committed a violent crime and has been a model prisoner. I ask that you follow in the foot steps of Presidents Truman, Carter, and Clinton, who freed other Puerto Rican activists, and set Oscar free!
Milwaukee, WI April 17, 2015 — — “They wanted us to go away. They wanted us to stop. They wanted us to be satisfied. But we are not, and we won’t be until Black life is valued and respected in our city,” said Nate Hamilton, brother of Dontre Hamilton. On Tuesday, April 21 at 12 Noon, the Coalition For Justice and Hamilton Family will hold a press conference at Red Arrow Park to announce the one year anniversary of Dontre Hamilton’s death that is approaching at the end of this month. Dontre Hamilton was murdered by a Milwaukee Police Officer, for resting in a public park. On Thursday, April 30, the one year anniversary, the city will stand at Dontre’s ground zero.
Hundreds rally at Red Arrow Park in Milwaukee August 22, 2014 to demand justice for Michael Brown, Dontre Hamilton & other Victims of police terror. [Photo: WI BOPM]
Thousands march on April 29, 2012 in Milwaukee, WI as part of May Day activities.
Alliance For Global Justice Action Alert: http://tinyurl.com/lflsfvb
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A diverse array of labor-community organizations including the Kansas AFL-CIO, protest the right-wing and racist Americans For Prosperity (Austerity) at its state headquarters in Topeka, Kansas July 2013.