LULAC: Return Ramsey Muniz to Texas and Commute His Sentence

National Ramsey Defense Alliance
PMB 216 5403 Everhart Rd.
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

October 8, 2007

Dear Senators and Congressmen:

Enclosed please find a resolution adopted by the League of United Latin American Citizens at the 78th LULAC National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The resolution establishes LULAC’s position on a major issue impacting Hispanic/Latino/Chicano communities, and it pertains to the need for humanitarian assistance for Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz.

We seek your support acting on behalf of Mr. Muñiz. Keep in mind that this is not a partisan or a local/regional issue. We are requesting nation-wide assistance from Democrats and Republicans alike at all levels of government. Mr. Muñiz made great contributions to his fellow man, and you can learn more about his contributions by visiting our website at http://www.freeramsey.com.

We ask that your forward the enclosed resolution and a personal letter to President George W. Bush and members of the House and Senate who are in positions to request an investigation into this case. Mr. Muñiz has suffered greatly for many years and he merits everyone’s assistance.

On behalf of the National Ramsey Defense Alliance we thank you in advance for your involvement in this humanitarian issue.

MUÑIZ RESOLUTION

Advocating that Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz be transferred back to Texas and be given a commutation of sentence.

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz contributed greatly to the Chicano Civil Rights Movement during the 1970s as a leader fighting for justice and equality for all Mexican Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos throughout the United States; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R . Muñiz was a Texas gubernatorial candidate for La Raza Unida Party – a political party established and developed for the advancement of Mexican Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R . Muñiz’ efforts and contributions made for Mexican Americans, Latinos and Hispanics are recognized and fully noted as part of American history; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz is serving a term of life without parole and is assigned to remain in El Reno, Oklahoma where he is currently held; and

WHEREAS, Judicial records for Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz were left uncorrected, making him subject to the three strikes sentencing guidelines which are unconstitutional and inhumane; and

WHEREAS, LULAC resolutions passed in 2006 were successful, as they resulted in the transfer of Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz to Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution in Texas on December 11, 2006. Six months later, extremely discriminatory actions were taken against his person by having him transferred out of the state of Texas once again; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz has been a model prisoner for the past 13 years should have been housed near his family in Three Rivers, Texas as recommended by Federal Judge Paul Brown during his trial in 1994; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National League of United Latin American Citizens build support and unity to take administrative, legal, and political action for the immediate transfer of Mr. Ramiro R. Muñiz to a low level institution in Texas, and request a Commutation of Sentence for his immediate release.

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