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

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

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

WHEREAS, Judicial records for Mr. Ramiro R. Muņiz 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. Muņiz to Three Rivers Federal Correctional Institution in Texas on December 11, 2006. Six months later, extremely discriminatory actions were taken against this person by having him transferred out of Texas once again; and

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

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

Approved this 14th day of July 2007.

Rosa Rosales
LULAC National President

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