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


to the White House and Politicos 


Contact: Ernesto Fraga
Tel. (254) 752-7528
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 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

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