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Convocation to DC to Free Oscar López Rivera

October 9, 2016 @ 1:00 pm

President Obama: 35 years is long enough! Free Oscar Lopez Rivera now!

Special appearances:

  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Congressman Luis V. Gutierrez
  • Speaker NYC Council Melissa Mark-Viverito
  • Mayor of San Juan Carmen Yulin Cruz
  • Rene Perez from Calle 13

Who is Oscar Lopez Rivera?

Now 73, he is the longest- held political prisoner in Puerto Rican history. Charged with seditious conspiracy -the same charge for which Nelson Mandela was imprisoned-for his participation in Puerto Rico’s independence movement. Never accused of hurting anyone or participating in any violent act. Last year, several heads of state at the annual OAS general assembly proclaimed Oscar “the Nelson Mandela of Latin America.”

Who supports his freedom?

International human rights leaders such as Nobel laureates Desmond Tutu of South Africa, Adolfo Perez Esquivel of Argentina, Lin Manuel Miranda, Ricky Martin, Puerto Rico’s governor and resident commissioner, the archbishop of San Juan and tens of thousands who have signed letters for his release.

For bus tickets and transportation info:

Chicago IL

Jessie Fuentes: (773) 603-0236

Michael Rodríguez: (773) 517-4209

Full list of participating cities

Donate to campaign

Help cover the costs of buses and other event-related expenses by donating here.

Sign letter of support

Help flood the White House with letters of support. Print out the letter, sign it, and send it to National Boricua Human Rights Network.




October 9, 2016
1:00 pm


Lafayette Park
in front of White House
Washington, D.C.,

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