Saturday, April 28, 2018

Letter to Mail the Director of the Bureau of Prisons

Mr. Mark S. Inch
Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20534

            Re:       Ramiro Muñiz, 40288-115
                        Petition for Compassionate Release

Dear Mr. Inch:

Medical records for my husband, Ramiro Muñiz, reflect that he experiences life-threatening complications resulting from aspiration pneumonia. He has been near death several times. He also has delusional thoughts, which add to his suffering. This condition impacts him day and night. We ask God to heal him, and we seek your assistance in this matter.

Through this letter we ask all administrators who are involved in the Compassionate Release Program for their assistance in following up on the Petition for Compassionate Release for Ramiro Muñiz.

The published criteria for the Compassionate Release Program are based on age and chronic illness that could not have been foreseen at the time of sentencing. At 75 years of age, Ramiro Muñiz, an elderly man, suffers from complications of pneumonia and COPD, debilitating and chronic illnesses that could not have been foreseen. His weight is dangerously low.

Muñiz needs the care of his family who maintains great love for him. His only daughter is seriously ill. She has been in excruciating pain for over a year, suffering from complications of the uterus and bladder. She has great love for her father, and she needs him.

We beseech you and others to help in granting and processing the Compassionate Release for Ramiro Muñiz, enabling him to be released to his family who will extend love and medical care for the remaining days of his life.

We await a positive outcome and we thank you for your care and assistance!

                                                            Sincerely,


                                                

Maintaining Faith and Spirituality During Illness


The medical staff were of the opinion that I was not going to survive the illness I was enduring. They kept sharing with each other that I was not going to make it, but deep inside I was of the strong opinion that I was not going to die without your presence and your holding me as you always have from the first time that we met to this very day of our lives.

I would pray to God Almighty and ask Him to please keep me alive for you, for the family, and for all. I was not done with what He was seeking for humanity knowing that I had been chosen to carry the cross of freedom, justice, and love forever. 

There is much turmoil and it is all about spirituality in every part of the world. It is extremely sad, because our beloved savior, Jesus Christ, gave His life on the cross, so that we could love each other just as He loved us and continues to love us this very day. 

The time has come for us to demonstrate to God, to His son, Jesus Christ, and nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe that we are spiritually strong. We shall demonstrate to the world that in reality our time has come and we must return to God's ways and thank Him for the life that He continues to give us!

God knows that I am stronger in my spiritual beliefs, prayers, and meditations. 

Amor, 
Ramsey R. Muñiz
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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Copy the Letter to President Barack Obama and Send by Email and Mail

Copy the letter below and go to https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. Paste the letter below in the message box and submit it to President Barack Obama. Do not type additional words because there is a limit on the length of the message. If you cannot send the carbon copies, do not worry. We will send them! Thank you for your help!
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          Re:  Compassionate Release for Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, 40288-115

Dear President Obama:
            The National Political Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz, respectfully requests that you grant Ramiro R. Muñiz a Compassionate Release from his current incarceration before you leave office. His freedom is a major issue for Mexican Americans throughout the country.
            Ramsey Muñiz graduated from Baylor School of Law. He marched with African Americans in defense of civil and human rights, and he represented Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, Latinos, and those who had no political voice. At the age of 30 he became a candidate for governor of Texas through a third political party.
             Muñiz became a major figure in following the democratic political process. He encouraged others to become a part of the political system in the early 70s. He brought about positive change which helped elect minority leaders in Texas. Due to his activism, he encountered legal problems several times, and today he is serving a sentence of life without parole in Beaumont FCI. He has already served twenty-two years of imprisonment.
          Ramsey Muñiz has submitted a Petition for Compassionate Release based on his age, health, good conduct, and having no history of violence. The application was submitted to the Office of the Pardon Attorney by his Clemency Project Attorney, Jared Greenberg.
            Muñiz will turn 74 in December. He has chronic medical conditions including severe degenerative joint disease (left hip), microcytic/hypochronic anemia, herniated discs, and an eye infection diagnosed as Bells Palsy, which has impacted his vision and mental capacity. He spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair.  
            Mr. President, you are the only person who can help! We respectfully ask that you immediately grant his Petition for Compassionate Release. In doing so, Mexican Americans throughout the country will be most grateful, for your leaving a spiritual legacy of helping Hispanics save a man who gave his life to help others educationally and politically.

cc:    Roger C. Rocha, Jr. President - National LULAC
        Gary Bledsoe - NAACP of Texas
        John Martinez– American GI Forum 
        Mexican American Democrats   
        Tejano Democrats

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Letter to President Barack Obama and Robert Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney

President Barack Obama has until January 20, 2017, to free those who have submitted a Petition for Compassionate Release. Ramsey’s petition has not been denied and we remain hopeful that President Obama will do the right thing!

Help by mailing 3 letters to support the Compassionate Release of Ramiro R. Muñiz, 40288-115. Copy and paste the letter below. Type your return address on the top and on the signature line at the bottom.

Mail the letter below to 3 people: President Barack Obama, Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General. Their addresses and email addresses are provided below.

The letter below can also be accessed at www.supportramsey.blogspot.com. If you have previously written a letter, change the date and send the same letter again.  

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Email the office at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact and scroll down to fill out a form. 

Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney
145 N Street N.E.
Room 5E.508
Washington, D.C. 20530
Email the Office of the Pardon Attorney at USPardon.Attorney@usdog.gov
Attachments should be in PDF formation and should not exceed file size limits.

Ms. Loretta L. Lynch
Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip

Current Date

Name
Address
City, State Zip

     Re: Compassionate Release for Ramiro "Ramsey" Muniz, 40288-115

Dear __________________::

The National Political Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz was represented at the 87th National LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. in which Ms. Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General, addressed Hispanic leaders throughout the country. Resolutions for the freedom of Ramsey Muñiz have been passed by LULAC and we wait for evidence of our united voices being heard by the current two-party leadership. 

We continue to wait for a decision by the Office of the Pardon Attorney on a Petition for Compassionate Release for Ramsey Muñiz, 40288-115, who is 73 years of age. He is not violent, and his conduct has been good. He is disabled, as he spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. These are the criteria described in the Compassionate Release Program.

Many supporters recognize the advancements that Muñiz brought to Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Chicanos, Latinos, and others. As a result, he became subject to unjust suffering which continues to this day. We continue to seek civil and human rights as we advocate freedom, justice, and love for Ramsey Muñiz, Hispanics, and for all humanity. 

Hispanics throughout the country are dedicated to this humanitarian cause. We support leaders who help us to pursue freedom for Ramsey Muñiz because his life matters! Thousands of Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Chicanos, Latinos, and other American citizens throughout the country are united in the effort to obtain his freedom.

We will not abandon this cause, as we do not want for Muñiz to die alone in prison. The family of Ramsey Muñiz and many other families have supported him throughout his incarceration and we continue to pray that his petition will be granted!

Thank you for any assistance that you can provide in this urgent matter. For information about Ramsey Muñiz go to www.freeramsey.com.

Sincerely,





Sunday, July 31, 2016

Press Release: Mexican Americans Send Message of FREEDOM, JUSTICE, AND LOVE Sent to White House and Politicos


Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latinos

Send Message of FREEDOM, JUSTICE, AND LOVE 

to the White House and Politicos 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ernesto Fraga
Tel. (254) 752-7528
Date: 8/8/2016

PRESS RELEASE

Family and supporters of Ramiro “Ramsey" Muñiz traveled to Philadelphia and the White House to send a message to President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential nominee, Hillary R. Clinton, and the Democratic Party. Pablo Delgado, Jorge Lopez, and Monica Acosta-Zamora traveled to Philadelphia and the White House with a message of FREEDOM, JUSTICE, AND LOVE on behalf of Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latinos throughout the country.
Muñiz, is remembered for helping many people and for his positive contributions during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He was a noted voice for Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, Latinos, and others during the late 60s and 70s. As a result of his political impact, he became subject to scrutiny and legal problems which resulted in imprisonment several times. Supporters hold that his legal problems were subject to unjust legal proceedings, mistakes, and cruel and unusual punishment imposed with political motives.
     Muñiz ran for Governor of Texas under the Raza Unida Party, an Independent Political Party, and he faced sudden turmoil after bringing about inclusion for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Chicanos, and Latinos in the political arena.  He has served over twenty years of a life sentence in federal prisons for non-violent drug offenses. He was among the first in the United States to be sentenced under the Three Strikes Law, which tied the hands of federal judges regarding sentencing. 
     At 73 years of age and in deteriorating health, he spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. He is currently awaiting A decision on his Petition for Compassionate Release and/or Commutation of Sentence from President Barack Obama. Family members and supporters feel a sense of urgency, as President Obama is about to leave office.
His wife Irma has stated, "My husband, a beautiful soul, is 73 years of age with chronic, debilitating physical conditions. He was a model student who graduated from Baylor Law School with honors and he made history when he became a candidate for Governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974 so that he could become a voice for others. His accomplishments and current imprisonment caught the attention of Dr. Andres Guerrero, Th.D. of the Harvard School of Divinity. Guerrero is currently writing a book on the life and imprisonment of Muñiz.
     In his last trial in 1994, prosecutors did not allow evidence which would have exonerated him. He has served nearly 22 years of his sentence of life without parole. WHY have political leaders never acknowledged our communications regarding the urgency to free him. How do Americans ever reach our leaders? When faced with unfair practices by the government, to whom can the average citizen turn?
Mexican American, Chicano, Hispanic, and Latino national professional organizations call on the Office of the Pardon Attorney and the Obama Administration to ensure that the Petition for Compassionate Release and Commutation of Sentence for Muñiz receive due consideration. The National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the American GI Form have sent numerous resolutions to President Barack Obama seeking the freedom of Muñiz. They ask why the name of Ramiro R. Muñiz has not been listed among the petitions granted.  He is elderly, in poor health, and has never committed a violent offense. His conduct in prison has been good for the last 22 years. These criteria make him a strong candidate for Executive Clemency. Hispanics strongly urge President Obama to grant his immediate freedom and appeal to the leadership of all political parties. For more information, go to the Free Ramsey Muñiz website at www.freeramsey.com.

4833 Saratoga Blvd. #336
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(409) 363-1878 imuniz1310@earthlink.net
www.freeramsey.com | www.supportramsey.blogspot.com | www.freeramsey.blogspot.com



Friday, July 8, 2016

Current Letter for President Barack Obama, Robert Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and Loretta Lynch, U.S. Attorney General

Below is a sample letter for you to copy and paste. Type your information on the top and signature line. Send it to to 3 people: President Barack Obama, Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and Loretta Lynch, United States Attorney General. Request the Compassionate Release of Ramiro "Ramsey" Muniz.

If you prefer sending a letter you have previously sent, change the date and send it again. This is acceptable, but be sure to include Ramiro R. Muniz, 40288-115 so that they will know who you are referring to.

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500
Email the office at https://www.whitehouse.gov/contact and scroll down to fill out a form. 

Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney
145 N Street N.E.
Room 5E.508
Washington, D.C. 20530
Email the Office of the Pardon Attorney at USPardon.Attorney@usdog.gov
Attachments should be in PDF formation and should not exceed file size limits.

Ms. Loretta L. Lynch
Attorney General of the United States
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001
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Your Name
Your Address
Your City, State, Zip

Current Date

Name
Address
City, State Zip

     Re: Compassionate Release for Ramiro "Ramsey" Muniz, 40288-115

Dear President Obama, Mr. Zauzmer, and Ms. Lynch::

The National Political Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz was represented at the 87th National LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. Resolutions for his freedom have been passed at Texas and  National LULAC Conventions. This represents many years of support which has never been acknowledged..

We wait for a decision by Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and President Barack Obama on a Petition for Compassionate Release for Ramsey Muñiz, 40288-115, who is 73 years of age. He is not violent, and his conduct has been good. He is disabled, as he spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. These are the criteria described in the Compassionate Release Program..

Many supporters recognize the advancements that Muñiz brought for Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and others. As a result, he became subject to unjust suffering which continues to this day. We continue to seek civil and human rights, adovcating  freedom, justice, and love for Ramsey Muñiz, Hispanics, and all humanity. 

Hispanics throughout the country remain dedicated to this humanitarian cause. We need your assistance and we expect assistance from leaders who seek Hispanic votes yet do not acknowledge our problems.

For information about Ramsey Muñiz go to www.freeramsey.com,

Sincerely,

Irma Muñiz, Chairperson
National Political Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz
4833 Saratoga #336
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(409) 363-1878
imuniz1310@earthlink.net
www.freeramsey.com 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Upcoming Book



We are honored to have Dr. Andres Guerrero, a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, write a book on the life and imprisonment of Ramsey Muniz. Dr. Guerrero's previous book titled A Chicano Theology is available for purchase. See the ordering information above.