Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Ramsey Muniz Caravan in Philadelphia to Urge President Barack Obama to Free Muniz


Contact: Ernesto Fraga
Tel. (254) 752-7528
Date: 7/26/2016



The family and supporters of Ramiro “Ramsey: Muñiz are taking a Caravan for Freedom to Philadelphia to get the attention of President Barack Obama and Hillary R. Clinton, presidential candidate for the Democratic Party. 
Pablo Delgado and Jorge Lopez of McAllen, Texas, and lifelong supporters of Muñiz will arrive in Philadelphia to take their message of freedom to the Democratic National Convention, and garner support for the release of Muñiz.
Ramsey Muñiz, who is remembered for helping many people, is respected for his positive contributions during the Chicano Civil Rights Movement. He was a noted voice for Chicanos, Mexican Americans, and others during the 60s and 70s. As a result he became subject to scrutiny and encountered multiple legal problems. He has served over twenty years of a life sentence in federal prisons for non-violent drug offenses. Muñiz was among the first in the country 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, along with family members and supporters, seeks a Compassionate Release or Commutation of Sentence from President Barack Obama before he leaves office.
His wife, Irma has stated, “Muñiz, a former attorney and candidate for Governor of Texas in 1972 and 1974, is in deteriorating health. Many in the Mexican American, Chicano, Hispanic, and Latino activist communities throughout the country have called on the Department of Justice and the Obama Administration to ensure that his petitions for Compassionate Release and Commutation of Sentence receive due consideration.”
Organizations such as the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the American GI Form have sent resolutions to President Barack Obama, seeking  the freedom of Ramsey Muñiz. They have asked why name of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz has not been listed among the petitions granted.  Muñiz is elderly, in poor health, and he has never having committed a violent offense. These criteria make him a strong candidate for Executive Clemency. Hispanics strongly urged President Obama to grant his immediate freedom but he did not do it, leaving many people shocked and questioning the morality of all leaders.

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