Saturday, June 8, 2013

Letter to Mail in Support of Freedom for Ramsey Muniz

                                                             June 8, 2013


The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
c/o Office of the Pardon Attorney
1425 New York Avenue, N.W. Suite 11000
Washington, D.C. 20530 

Dear Mr. President:

               We have struggled for many years to free Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz from imprisonment for a 1994 conviction and excessive sentence of life without parole for a non-violent drug offense. Ramsey and his family and friends have endured pain and suffering as a result of nearly 20 years of suffering. He is now turning 70 years of age and we refuse to let him die in prison.

               Wrong perceptions, judgment, mistakes, withholding evidence, and Ramsey’s political background contributed to his convictions. He was a community activist during the Civil Rights and Chicano Movements. Ramsey raised the political consciousness in Texas and the Southwest. He enabled many to gain a political voice and seek public office at local, state, and national levels. He incurred legal problems as a result of this activism.

               All appeals have been exhausted as the law did not work in our favor. We now seek your assistance and we ask that you grant Ramsey Muñiz a Commutation of Sentence on humanitarian grounds.

               We believe in your leadership and we ask that you help free Ramsey Muñiz so that he can be reunited with his family once again. To learn more about him, go to

                                                                Very truly yours,


Texas LULAC Supports Release of Ramsey Muniz



                                        Introduced by:    LULAC District 7, Austin, TX  
LULAC 2013 Texas State Convention

Resolution in support of the humanitarian release of Ramsey Muñiz

WHEREAS, Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz, a great civil rights leader of the Chicano Movimiento, who advocated for freedom and equality for all Mexican Americans and Latinos throughout America; and

Whereas, Ramsey Muñiz   represented the best and the brightest advocates for the poor and underrepresented Latinos in Texas and became a Texas gubernatorial candidate in 1972 and 1974 for La Raza Unida Party; and

WHEREAS, Through his work as a community volunteer, Ramsey Muñiz brought significant social, educational, political and economic advancements for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other Americans throughout Texas, the Southwest, and nation; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muniz’s advocacy increased his vulnerability to prosecution  that ultimately resulted in his imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Which sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment for a such a worthy man, and  

Whereas, Ramsey Muniz has now spent 20 years of his life unjustly  imprisoned, far from his family and friends , where he has suffered greatly and continues to suffer to this day; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muñiz, is 70 years of age and poses no threat to his community. On the contrary his release would benefit the Latino Community; and

WHEREAS, the League of United Latin Americans Citizens (LULAC) acknowledges Ramsey Muniz’s civil rights works on behalf of  Latinos and Ramsey Muñiz and also recognizes that Presidential compassion is merited in this case.

Therefore Be It Resolved, that Texas LULAC supports the efforts of the National Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz and requests that President Barack Obama grant Ramsey Muñiz an immediate Commutation of Sentence. Freedom for Ramsey Muñiz.