News from Lori's Parents

24 September 1998

In this update:

Latest Visit to Lori

Mark visited Lori on September 20th. Lori's physical health remained unchanged.

Continued Call to Action

Call the White House Hotline (202-456-1111) or write to President Clinton urging him to demonstrate to the public he is not a "paralyzed President" and that in fact he can still lead. Remind him that it is his duty as required by Congressional act ( 22 U.S.C. Section 1732) to secure Lori's release.

New York City Event

"The Case of Lori Berenson -- Imprisoned for Treason in Perú"

A Panel Discussion will be held:

Mark Berenson, Organizer
Amy Goodman, Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now", Moderator

Space is limited -- please R.S.V.P. by e-mail if you plan to attend so appropriate seating can be arranged. The e-mail address for Mark Berenson is

Southern California Event: Reminder

Latin American Encuentro
Throop Unitarian Church, Pasadena
Saturday, October 3rd
Time TBA

The event will include a display for Lori. For more information, call the Office of the Americas, 213-852-9808, or e-mail,

Question on Lori Part of Debate in Massachusetts 8th Congressional District

Prior to the recent Democratic primary in the 8th Congressional District of Massachusetts, a debate among the candidates was held and the candidates were required to respond in writing and orally to more than a dozen questions. One of the questions pertained to support for Lori. All the candidates pledged to champion Lori's case, as had Joseph Kennedy who was retiring at the end of this Congressional term. All the candidates promised to urge President Clinton to enact 22 U.S.C. Section 1732 on Lori's behalf. We are grateful for the strong support shown by these individuals and we will be calling on Michael Capuano, the primary winner, for his assistance.

- Rhoda and Mark Berenson