Resolution in Support of the Humanitarian Release of Ramsey Muñiz

WHEREAS, 84 years ago, the founders of the League of Latin American Citizens, (LULAC) joined together to establish an organization that would become the largest, oldest and successful Hispanic civil rights and service organization in the United States, and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muñiz, a great civil rights leader of the Chicano Movement, who advocated for freedom, justice and equality for all Mexican Americans and Latinos throughout American , and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muñiz represented the best and 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 Muñiz brought significant social, educational, political and economic advancements for Mexican Americans, Hispanics, Latinos and other Americans throughout Texas, the Southwest, and the nation , and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muñiz advocacy increased his vulnerability to prosecution, which ultimately resulted in his imprisonment without the possibility of parole, which sentence constitutes cruel and usual punishment for such a worthy man. , and

WHEREAS, Ramsey Muñiz, has now spent twenty 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 Muñiz is seventy 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 American Citizens (LULAC) acknowledges Ramsey Muñiz’s civil rights to work on behalf of Latinos and recognizes that Presidential compassion is merited in this case , and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Texas LULAC supports the efforts of the National Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz and requests that President Barack Obama grant Ramsey Muñiz an immediate Commutation of Sentence and freedom for Ramsey Muñiz.

Approved this 22nd day of June 2013.

Margaret Moran
LULAC National President

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