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Resolution in support of the
humanitarian release of Ramsey Muņiz
2013 Texas LULAC Resolution
Introduced by: LULAC District 7, Austin, TX
WHEREAS, Ramiro Ramsey Muņiz, a great civil rights leader of the Chicano Movimiento, who advocated for freedom and equality for all Mexican Americans and Latinos throughout America
Whereas, Ramsey Muņiz represented the best and the brightest advocates for the poor and underrepresented Latinos in Texas and became a Texas gubernatorial candidate in 1972 and 1974 for La Raza Unida Party; and
WHEREAS, Through his work as a community volunteer, Ramsey Muņiz brought significant social, educational, political and economic advancements for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other Americans throughout Texas, the Southwest, and nation; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Munizs advocacy
increased his vulnerability to prosecution that
ultimately resulted in his imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Which sentence
constitutes cruel and unusual punishment for a such a worthy man, and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Munizs advocacy increased his vulnerability to prosecution that ultimately resulted in his imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Which sentence constitutes cruel and unusual punishment for a such a worthy man, and
Whereas, Ramsey Muniz has now spent 20 years of his life unjustly imprisoned, far from his family and friends , where he has suffered greatly and continues to suffer to this day; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz, is 70 years of age and poses no threat to his community. On the contrary his release would benefit the Latino Community; and
WHEREAS, the League of United Latin Americans Citizens (LULAC) acknowledges Ramsey Munizs civil rights works on behalf of Latinos and Ramsey Muņiz and also recognizes that Presidential compassion is merited in this case.
Therefore Be It Resolved, that Texas LULAC supports the efforts of the National Committee to Free Ramsey Muņiz and requests that President Barack Obama grant Ramsey Muņiz an immediate Commutation of Sentence. Freedom for Ramsey Muņiz.
2011 National LULAC Resolution
Resolution in Support of the Humanitarian Release of Ramsey Muņiz
WHEREAS, Ramiro "Ramsey" Muņiz, a native of Corpus Christi, Texas, received a Juris Doctor Degree from Baylor School of Law; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz, a leader during the Civil Rights Movement, fought for justice and equality for Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latinos; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz was a Texas gubernatorial candidate in 1972 and 1974 for La Raza Unida Party, an independent political party; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz gave Mexican Americans, Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latinos a voice in the political arena and his contributions are recognized and noted as part of Texas history; and
WHEREAS, key information was withheld in the Ramsey Muņiz trial and he was denied his constitutional rights granted by the 5th Amendment - Due Process of the Law, and the 14th Amendment - Equal Protection Under the Law; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz is serving a sentence of life without parole, which constitutes cruel and unusual punishment; and
WHEREAS, Ramsey Muņiz, who is 68 years of age, and others who are wrongly incarcerated endure great suffering as well as their families; and
WHEREAS, LULAC is the oldest and largest Latino organization that supports civil rights for all citizens including those who are unjustly incarcerated; and
THEREFORE BE lT RESOLVED, that the League of United Latin American Citizens supports all efforts to free Ramsey Muņiz and requests the support of President BarackObama in granting him an immediate Commutation of Sentence.
Executed this 1st day of July, 2011, at the 82nd LULAC National Convention, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Rosa Rosales, President
LULAC Council #4811
LULAC Council # 4811