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One More Week to Sign the White House Petition to Free Ramsey

Ramsey Muniz Family and supporters are asking your support in a drive to collect 25,000 signatures at the White House petition site by March 4, 2012.

To sign the petition, go to:

“Ramsey is a natural born leader who advocates freedom, justice, equality, and love,” said his wife Irma Muniz. “He is 69 years of age, and he remains wrongfully incarcerated. We petition the White House to investigate his case, and we need 25,000 signatures by March 4, 2012!”

In early February KRIS-TV aired a newscast on the Muñiz family’s efforts to free him after 20 years of wrongful incarceration.

Muniz family and supporters request that you forward the appeal to students and organizatons through email, facebook, and twitter.

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Ramsey Muniz at 65: ''God Knows I am Innocent''

Dear Friends:

Below is a letter from my husband, Ramsey. He will turn 65 on December 13, and
I feel so blessed that God has helped him to overcome intense suffering with
strength, courage, love, and conviction.

Those who wish to write can send correspondence to the address below:
Ramiro R. Muniz
El Reno FCI
Federal Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 1500
El Reno, OK 73036

Irma Muniz

The Spirituality of Love

“Weeping may linger for the night, but in the morning there are shouts of joy.”

We as partners, husband and wife, soul mates and spiritual warriors have brought
forth all that is within our power. God knows that we give of ourselves every day
and night. He knows of the love that we have not only for ourselves but for all

The oppressive obstacles before us will never stop us from reaching
our destinations nor will they ever destroy us because we bring forth what is within
our hearts, “corazones” and spiritual consciousness, “Mexicayotl.” You
must understand and realize that people in general will never love in the manner that we love, nor will they truthfully give their lives for the liberation of one who is buried in
the dungeons of the oppressor.

God knows that I am innocent and I carry the cross of love/freedom.

“This confinement has harrowed my soul and crushed my heart.”

“I have grown so unused to real life that at times I can hardly breathe for the
oppressiveness of it.”

“What has taken place against my life for the last 14 years is inhuman, undemocratic,
and in violation of my constitutional and human rights.”

“Because of our love and enlightenment we have been able to overcome hatred, jealousy,
disillusion, and oppression.”




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Free Ramsey Campaign Responds to Clinton's Call to Free All Political Prisoners

The National Committee to Free Ramsey Muniz has thanked US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for her call to release political prisoners everywhere.

In a letter to Clinton in late December, Irma Muniz referred to statements made by the American Secretary of State in Burma.

“We believe that any political prisoner anywhere should be released,” Clinton told reporters. “One political prisoner is one too many in our view.”

In a direct response to Clinton’s remarks, Irma Muniz called attention to the suffering of her husband Ramsey, a federal prisoner in Texas and former candidate for Governor.

“You address the people of Burma when you state that any political prisoner anywhere should be released,” said Muniz in a letter to Clinton sent on behalf of the Committee to Free Ramsey Muniz. “My husband Ramsey Muniz has suffered pain, agony, and sadness during a period of time in which he has been unjustly incarcerated for nearly 20 years. He is 69 years of age and he is an American political prisoner.”

Muniz is serving time for a drug conviction, but supporters believe the prison time has more to do with the role that he played as a leader in the third party movement of La Raza Unida during the 1970s.

“The words ‘political prisoner anywhere’ clearly pertain to our case,” said Ramsy Muniz in a recent letter to supporters, “because I know that as an American political prisoner I should have been released many years ago rather than remaining incarcerated and suffering for the past 20 years.”

Note: letter from Ramsey Muniz to the Committee to Free Ramsey Muniz–gm

Dear Committee Members:

“We believe that any political prisoner anywhere should be released,” Clinton told reporters. “One political prisoner is one too many in our view.” USA Today, December, 2012.

There is no question in my heart and mind that the above statement made by Hillary Clinton, United States Secretary of State, was meant to be. The words “political prisoner anywhere” clearly pertain to our case, because I know that as an American political prisoner I should have been released many years ago rather than remaining incarcerated and suffering for the past 20 years.

History reveals that since my early years I have been a civil rights activist and advocate of human rights. I advocated and sought the rights and liberties for humanity, and was most instrumental in bringing about a change of the political rights for Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, and others during my political campaign for governor in the state of Texas. I was very instrumental in organizing and advocating human political rights throughout the entire Southwest, including the states of New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington – areas that now have political representation for Hispanics and Latinos.

During past historic political times, leaders like Cesar Chavez, Reis Lopez Tijerina, Corky Gonzales, Jose Angel Gutierrez, Dolores Huerta, and many more were involved in changing the political climate like never before in the history of the United States of America.

At that time we were the minority population in the Southwest. In the state of California, Hispanics, Latinos, and Chicanos are now the majority population. In New Mexico, Arizona and soon Texas, Hispanics and Latinos will become the majority.

We were ahead of our time, but history — especially political history, is always ahead of its time, and many have to sacrifice and be the ones who are destined to bring about historical political, cultural, and spiritual change for the sake of freedom, justice, and love.

I share these words from my heart and soul as I am being locked down for the night in a 6’x9’ cell where I have lived and suffered as an American political prisoner for nearly 20 years of my life. My family has suffered throughout this time.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton states that any political prisoner anywhere should be released. We support her position regarding the release of all political prisoners, and we thank her for defending human rights throughout the world.

In exile,
Ramsey Muñiz

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On Ramsey Muniz' Birthday, LULAC asks Obama to Commute Sentence

On the occasion of Ramsey Muniz’ 69th birthday, we are gratified to share with our readers the following appeals from Andres Guerrero and Ruben Barrera Botello.–gm

Dear Friends:

On Tuesday, December 13, Ramsey will turn 69 years of age! I constantly thank God for having him in my life. He maintains faith, love, and spirituality in spite of the pain and suffering that he and his family have experienced. For those who want to wish him a happy birthday or send encouragement, his address is provided below.

Ramsey writes, “History will clearly reveal that for those who were chosen, pain, agony, and even imprisonment would be a part of their lives as they shared, taught, wrote, and expressed the true philosophy of spirituality. I demonstrated to my loving mother, Hilda, that she was right when she stated that I was chosen by the spirits of God, or I would have never suffered in the manner that I continue to suffer pain and agony throughout this incarceration.

Christmas is not only for giving and receiving gifts. It serves as a means of reuniting our families so that the power within our families will be like no other to the point that it makes political, spiritual and social statements. It makes our family unity an example of what families should be!

The birth of Jesus Christ is another means of God providing and giving to us freedom as a gift to humanity. Jesus was all about advocating, teaching, praying, meditating, and expressing with all His heart and soul freedom, justice, and love in the hearts of humanity so that they bring forth compassion, forgiveness, and faith in themselves.

“The glory and truth is in the fight for justice of equality, and there we never lose, because it is our duty to defend justice and truth at all costs. Life is very short, but space and time are forever. And it is forever that we as humans must always fight. In this sense, the past, the present, and the future come together and it becomes destiny and eternity. Perhaps this is what Christ meant when He said, ‘I live in you and you live in me, and together we are one.’ “We are one in Christ.”

Dr. Andres Guerrero
Harvard School of Divinity


Latinas, Latinos, Relatives, Friends and Neighbors:

There are over 55 million Latinos and Latinos in the U.S. alone. We need to reach out to our good brother, Ramsey Muñiz now falsely imprisoned for 18 years, as he struggles through his life sentence for something he did not do. His wife, Irma has been suffering so much through this travesty with Ramsey, too.

In one accord, we should all reach out to Ramsey this December 13, his Birthday, by writing and sending a Letter to President Obama, asking him to reconsider his denial of Ramsey’s Application for Commutation of his Life Sentence.

Please review my attached Letter which I will be snail-mailing to the President and my senators and congressional representatives on Ramsey’s Birthday, to get some ideas of what you can say from your heart about this great injustice.

Por La Causa,
Ruben Barrera Botello, State Director of Pennsylvania
National League of Latin American Citizens Y Que!

December 13, 2011

Ruben Barrera Botello, State Director of Pennsylvania
National League of Latin American Citizens (NLLAC)
Shippensburg, PA 17257

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

RE: Ramsey Muñiz Commutation of Life Sentence Denial

Dear Mr. President:

We pray you and your family are all doing well this holiday season.

As State Director of Pennsylvania for the National League of Latin American Citizens (NLLAC), I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to reconsider the Application for Commutation of the unjust life sentence against our dear mentor, colleague and friend, Ramsey Muñiz, Esquire.

Ramsey was a prominent and highly respected Corpus Christi attorney who also ran for Governor of Texas, in 1974-75. Latinas and Latinos from throughout South Texas and the rest of the nation saw Ramsey, as a great leader, rising star and role model who inspired us all to be good citizens, do well in school and go to college, in order to be able to help our people, as responsible adults.

His 1994 conviction and life sentence astonished especially those of us who believe in his innocence, to this day. Ramsey should never have been given a life sentence, and his beloved wife, Irma, continues to hope and pray for his release, as we all do throughout the nation.

Born and raised just 22 miles from Corpus Christi, I know quite well how difficult it is to grow up in South Texas as a Latino, but thanks to Ramsey and other Latino heroes of his generation, I also went to college and law school, to earn my jurisdoctorate and help my people like Ramsey was doing. Ramsey should be out here, now, instead of behind bars where his excellent education, professional experience and desire to serve our nation, society and Latino communities is wasting away.

After high school, I joined the Marines in 1965, and served in Vietnam before going to college and law school on the G.I. Bill. Ramsey’s inspirational vision helped me see through my PTSD, and aspire for a better life than the poverty I grew up in, in South Texas. Thanks to Ramsey’s inspiration, I even worked with the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA) against crime, gangs and drug abuse in our communities where the need for professional Latino intervention is so great.

To accuse Ramsey of drug trafficking, and to then deprive our Latino communities of this great leader and role model for the rest of his life was and still is a tremendous shock to us all. This reminds me of Nelson Mandela who was given the death sentence, and then a life sentence before he was finally released, and became the first Black President of South Africa, as you became the first Black President of the United States of America.

Attorneys like Nelson Mandela, Ramsey Muñiz and your self should never be treated like trash, to be discarded and forgotten by the very governments and societies we all serve. There are over 55 million Latinas and Latinos in the U.S. who need Ramsey working alongside us, to better our communities, now.

Ramsey has been unjustly imprisoned for 18 years already. Please reconsider your denial of his Application for Commutation, Mr. President, and end this travesty of justice for the sake of us all.

In God We Trust,
Ruben Barrera Botello, JD
Shippensburg, PA

Cc: National League of Latin American Citizens (NLLAC), Houston TX

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Ramsey Muniz Returns from Near Death


Hermano Tez,

Near death
“I was the cry of the eagle and the breeze of
his flapping wings.
My spiritual face was seen in the colors of the wind
and in the dampness of the earth.
My face is illumination in life and death. I was
the first cry of a new born and the last breath
of dying.
My face is the spirituality of Aztlan and the soul,
Mexicayotl of the universe”


I’m finally receiving my strength back to where I
can write and share what would seem the last days
of my revolutionary life. Within a period of less
than two months I lost over sixty pounds. Irma was
with me the entire time, day and night, with tears
constantly running down her cheeks stating over and
over for me not to give up living. Brother, please
know that more than once I know that I was there with
the Almighty and in the near future I will share the
visions, transformation, and dreams of what was communicated
to my heart. You, my brother, were in one of my dreams
in that time of pain and suffering. I visited with my
mother Hilda, my grandmother Rosa, and my brother Rudy.
We all embraced and they were of the opinion that I
had to finish the destinies of our liberation, justice,
and eventually the return of our land (Aztlan).

“My face is seen in life and death. I was the first
cry of a newborn and the last breath of the dying. My
face is the spirit of Aztlan and soul of the universe.
Now I gaze into the mirror of life and see the face before
my birth. I yearn to be one with all once again. I see
my face in everything, and I now know who I am.”


In one of my visions during the darkness of my
illness, when I was chained and shackled to the hospital
bed, messages shared that the direction in which we
are seeking is within — where all powers will come unto
us. We are in the immediate process of our Mexicano
cultural/spiritual revolution. Don’t worry about politics
or our political mission in the present. Our politics will
follow our Mexicano cultural/spiritual revolution, and if
you think about it and stop eating American apple pie, you
will clearly see that we are right and will succeed not for
ourselves, but for nuestra gente. Feel free to speak about
the following on my behalf: I am against the war in Iraq.
It is a religious war and will never be won. I protest
against recruiters coming into our Mexicano schools and
barrios trying to have them join the armed forces. Besides,
what do we have? I am against the laws and force used
against our Mexicano sisters and brothers crossing to America.
In reality it is written in our ancient writings that this
would happen in the future and guess what. The future is here.

In exile,

[Ramsey Muniz]