Saturday, June 8, 2013

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.


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