Sunday, July 31, 2016

Press Release

Supporters of Ramsey Muniz

Send Message of Freedom, Justice, and Love

to the White House


Contact: Irma Muniz
Tel. (409) 363-18788
Date: 8/8/2016


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.
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-five 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 75 years of age and in grave medical condition, he spends 90% of his time in a wheelchair. He is currently awaiting a decision on his Petition for Compassionate Release. Family members and supporters feel a sense of urgency, as Muniz's health continues to worsen.
His wife Irma has stated, "My husband, a beautiful soul, is 75 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 currently published his book, Freedom, Justice, and Love, which pertains to the life and unjust imprisonment of Muñiz.
     In his 1994 trial, prosecutors did not allow evidence which would have exonerated him. He has served nearly 25 years of his sentence of life without parole. How do Americans ever reach our leaders? When faced with unfair practices by the government, to whom can the average citizen turn?
Professional organizations call on the Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of the Bureau of Prisons, to grant the Petition for Compassionate Release based on its merits. The National League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the American GI Form have sent numerous resolutions to the white house seeking the immediate freedom of Muñiz. They ask why the Petition for Compassionate Release for Ramiro R. Muñiz has not been granted.  He is elderly, in grave condition, and he has never committed a violent offense. His conduct in prison has been good for 25 years. These criteria make him a strong candidate. We strongly urge Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to locate and process his Petition for Compassionate Release. We also call on President Donald Trump to pardon Muniz  and demonstrate that he is fair and willing to grant pardons to others as he does those who are close to him.. For more information, go to our website at

National Political Committee to Free Ramsey Muáiz
4833 Saratoga Blvd. #336
Corpus Christi, TX 78413
(409) 363-1878

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