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



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ramsey Muniz Caravan in Philadelphia to Urge President Barack Obama to Free Muniz



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Ernesto Fraga
Tel. (254) 752-7528
Date: 7/26/2016

PRESS RELEASE


NATIONAL POLITICAL CAMPAIGN TO FREE RAMIRO “RAMSEY” MUÑIZ TAKES CARAVAN FOR FREEDOM TO PHILADELPHIA

The family and supporters of Ramiro “Ramsey: Muñiz are taking a Caravan for Freedom to Philadelphia to get the attention of President Barack Obama and Hillary R. Clinton, presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. 
Pablo Delgado and Jorge Lopez of McAllen, Texas, and lifelong supporters of Muñiz will arrive in Philadelphia to take their message of freedom to the Democratic National Convention, and garner support for the release of Muñiz.
Ramsey Muñiz, who is remembered for helping many people, is respected for his positive contributions during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He was a noted voice for Chicanos, Mexican Americans, and others during the 60s and 70s. As a result he became subject to scrutiny and encountered multiple legal problems. He has served over twenty years of a life sentence in federal prisons for non-violent drug offenses. Muñiz was among the first in the country 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, along with family members and supporters, seeks a Compassionate Release or Commutation of Sentence from President Barack Obama before he leaves office.
His wife, Irma has stated, “Muñiz, a former attorney and candidate for Governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974, is in deteriorating health. Many in the Mexican American, Chicano, Hispanic, and Latino activist communities throughout the country have called on the Department of Justice and the Obama Administration to ensure that his petitions for Compassionate Release and Commutation of Sentence receive due consideration.”
Organizations such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the American GI Form have sent resolutions to President Barack Obama, seeking  the freedom of Ramsey Muñiz. They have asked why name of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz has not been listed among the petitions granted.  Muñiz is elderly, in poor health, and he has never having committed a violent offense. These criteria make him a strong candidate for Executive Clemency. Hispanics strongly urge President Obama to grant his immediate freedom and appeal to Democrats and Republicans alike. 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

Letter of Support for the Compassionate Release of Ramsey Muniz 40288-115

Send this same letter to President Barack Obama, Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States. Request the Compassionate Release of Ramiro "Ramsey" Muniz. See the addresses below.

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney
145 N Street N.E.
Room 5E.508
Washington, D.C. 20530
Washington, D.C.

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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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 is represented at the 87th National LULAC Convention in Washington, D.C. Resolutions for his freedom have been passed at previous Texas and  National LULAC Conventions. This represents many years of struggle.

We are expecting a decision by Robert A. Zauzmer, Pardon Attorney, and President Barack Obama which will restore freedom for Ramsey Muñiz, his families, and many supporters who recognize the advancements that Muñiz brought for Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and others. As a result, he became subject to great suffering.  A non-violent disabled man who spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair remains imprisoned for life at the age of 73. This is unconscionable, and we send this message to all political leaders who seek support from Hispanics.

Supporters throughout the country remain dedicated to this humanitarian cause and we need your assistance! We continue to raise the American conscience about  freedom, justice, and love for Ramsey Muñiz and for all humanity.

Please call (409) 363-1878 or email  imuniz1310@earthlink.net for information about Ramsey Muñiz. You may also go to www.freeramsey.com, Thank you for any assistance that you can provide!

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.


Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Write to Hillary Clinton

Your Name
Your Mailing Address City & State
Your Phone & Email Address
www.freeramsey.com


                                                   February 24, 2016


The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
120 West 45th Street, Suite 2700
New York, NY 10036

          Re:  Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, 40288-115

Dear Secretary Clinton:

I am writing on behalf of the National Political Campaign to Free Ramsey Muñiz, asking that you support our efforts to obtain the immediate release of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz. This national campaign supported by hundreds of Hispanics throughout the country is in support of Muñiz, a good and spiritual man who is recognized for his contributions to humanity.

Ramsey Muñiz graduated from Baylor University School of Law and became a candidate for governor of Texas. He represented Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, and others who lacked a political voice. He and others brought about positive change for many. As a result, Muñiz has suffered politically-motivated imprisonment. Today he is serving a life sentence. 

Muñiz has submitted a Petition for Commutation of Sentence through the Office of the Pardon Attorney. The petition is in progress and we have not yet received word of it having been reviewed.

A different application, an Application for Compassionate Release, has been submitted by Muñiz. The application was sent to the National Inmate Appeals Administrator at the Office of General Counsel in Washington, D.C. Muñiz is 73 years of age. He has deteriorating medical conditions and he spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. He has no history of violence.

Andres Guerrero, Th.D., Harvard School of Divinity, learned of the incarceration of Ramsey Muñiz and he visited him at the United States Penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas. Dr. Guerrero witnessed his suffering, and he is now writing a book about his life and present incarceration.

As a long-time defender of civil and human rights, we ask that you support our efforts to return Ramsey Muñiz to his family who has stood by him for 22 years. The National Political Campaign to Free Ramsey Muñiz and Hispanics throughout the country hope to share word of your support in this humanitarian issue, and we await your reply.

                                                    Sincerely,



                                                    Your Name
                                                                       


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Letter of Support to Free Ramsey Muniz. Send to Your Congressman and Organizations

Please email  your congressman and ask for a letter of support for Ramsey Muniz before the Thanksgiving holiday. Below is a sample letter followed the names of those who should receive it. Thank you for your assistance!
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November 20, 2015

                        Re: Assistance for Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, 40288-115

Dear Congressman::

I am writing to ask for your assistance for Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz . He has been incarcerated for almost twenty-two years, serving a sentence of life without parole


Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz has a noteworthy background. As a graduate of Baylor Law School, he was a practicing attorney and Texas gubernatorial candidate in 1972 and 1974. Muñiz brought positive political change for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos, and many others who lacked a political voice. As a result, he faced several legal problems in 1976 and 1994. In the 1994 indictment, information that would have exonerated him was not given in trial until the end. By then it was too late. The Court counted his 1976 case twice (indicted in two different courts), and enhanced his sentence to life without parole  



Muñiz has submitted a Petition for Commutation of Sentence. Deborah Leff, Pardon Attorney, has confirmed receipt of his petition, which is based on his age and health conditions. He is an excellent candidate.  Muñiz is turning 73. He suffers from chronic, debilitating health conditions that could not have been foreseen when he was sentenced in 1994.  He uses a wheelchair more than 80% of the time.  He is not violent, and he has demonstrated good conduct through his incarceration.



National support for Muñiz continues to grow. Organizations, (National LULAC, Mexican American Democrats, Tejano Democrats, the American GI Forum, Friends of Justice), along with United States congressmen, religious leaders, and others have written to President Obama, supporting the efforts of the National Political Campaign to Free Ramsey Muñiz.



Dr. Andres Guerrero, a graduate of Harvard School of Divinity, learned of the imprisonment of Ramsey Muñiz, and visited him at the Leavenworth United States Penitentiary. He is now writing a book on his history, accomplishments, and incarceration.



We need for President Barack Obama to take positive action by granting the immediate release of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz. This issue is important to many Hispanics throughout the country who recognize Muñiz as a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend who helped many others. He and his family continue to suffered.



As a congressman who advocates for Hispanics, we ask that you discuss this urgent matter with President Barack Obama, and send letters of support for the freedom of Ramiro Muñiz For additional information, go to www.freeramsey.com.



Thank you for your attention to this urgent matter.

Very truly yours,




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Ms. Deborah Leff
Pardon Attorney
Office of the Pardon Attorney
145 N Street NE Room 5E.508
Washington, DC 20530
202-616-6070

Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534 
(202) 307-3198
Email: https://www.bop.gov/contact/

Loretta E. Lynch
United States Attorney General
Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001

President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Immediate Letters Needed from Congressmen, Organizations, and Supporters

Immediate Letter of Support Requested for Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz 40288-115

God is opening all doors, and we ask that you CALL AND WRITE your Congressman/Congresswoman to ask that an immediate letter of support be sent to 3 people:
 
1. Deborah Leff, Pardon Attorney
2. Charles E. Samuels, Jr. Director of the Bureau of Prisons
3. President Barack Obama.

The Bureau of Prisons is preparing to free thousands of prisoners with short sentences. We maintain that Ramiro R. Muñiz should be among the first to be granted freedom! He has been imprisoned over 21 years, he is 72 years of age, and his chronic medical condition has become progressively worse through the years. Please ask your congressman to express support for the immediate release of Ramsey Muñiz, 
40288-115. Their influence can be pivotal in obtaining freedom for Ramsey Muñiz and time is of the essence!  

Forward the Washington Post article to members of LULAC and other national organizations. Tell them of the urgent need for them to send immediate letters to the 3 people referenced above. Please share this message with everyone. We ask that you also write to those who have not received your letter of support.
Thank you for your assistance!

Ms. Deborah Leff
Pardon Attorney
Office of the Pardon Attorney
145 N Street NE Room 5E.508
Washington, DC 20530
202-616-6070

Director
Federal Bureau of Prisons
320 First St., NW
Washington, DC 20534 
(202) 307-3198

Barack Obama
President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

National Political Campaign to Free Ramsey Muñiz
4833 Saratoga Blvd. #336
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(409) 363-1878 imuniz1310@earthlink.net