Resolution
 

SUPPORT FOR THE RELEASE OF RAMSEY MUNIZ 
 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz is a native of Corpus Christi, Texas; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz contributed to the Chicano Movement during the 1970s as a leader fighting for justice and equality for all Mexican Americans throughout the United States; and  

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz was a great Texas gubernatorial candidate for La Raza Unida Party a political party established and developed solely by Mexican Americans; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz efforts and contribution are recognized and fully noted as part of our Mexican-American history; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz is serving a term of life without parole and was assigned to remain imprisoned in Leavenworth, Kansas, and now sits in the USP Florence High Penitentiary in Colorado; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz is serving a life sentence under the three strike rule which we feel is unconstitutional and inhumane; and  

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz, now 64 years old, who was housed in the United States Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, as a result of complication from a life- threatening surgery performed in August of 2005 and who has not fully recovered form his medical needs; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz is in need of further surgery and returning him to the penitentiary could worsen his already fragile condition; and 

WhereaS, Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz has been a model prisoner for the past 11 years who was to be housed near his family in Three Rivers, Texas, as ordered by Federal Judge Paul Brown;   

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the League of United  Latin American Citizens Council 1 build support and unity to staunchly advocate and seek the immediate humanitarian release of Mr. Ramiro R. Muniz from prison.

 

Adopted this 1st day of July 2006.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President


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