Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latinos
Send Message of FREEDOM, JUSTICE, AND LOVE
to the White House and Politicos
Contact: Ernesto Fraga
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.
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?