Monday, September 5, 2011

Write to President Barack Obama

We are launching a new campaign to free Ramsey! New plans are underway, and we will begin with a letter writing campaign to President Barack Obama.

A new student blog has also been created to involve students in using social media to get the word out on a humanitarian cause.  We invite them to use social media and other online technology tools to help us spread the word about the case of Ramsey and our struggle for freedom.

If you are a parent and wish to get students adults involved, have them visit to receive messages dedicated to them, and  post comments.

Below is a sample letter to President Barack Obama. Copy and paste the contents to forward by mail, email, facebook and twitter!
                                                                     Current Date

Your Name
Your Address
City, State, Zip

The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

      Re: Ramiro R. Muñiz – 40288-115

Dear Mr. President:

I am writing on behalf of the National Committee to Free Ramsey Muñiz. We seek to obtain his freedom for humanitarian reasons and many supporters throughout the country are involved in this issue. We ask for your mercy, compassion, and support.

Ramsey Muñiz, a former leader during the Civil Rights Movement, has suffered greatly for many years, and we ask that you help end his suffering. Muñiz is a man of good character who is admired for his dignity, courage, compassion, love, and spirituality; he has helped many people throughout his life.

Thank you for your help in obtaining the humanitarian release of Ramiro “Ramsey” Muñiz. For additional information, go to


cc:   Office of the Pardon Attorney
       1425 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 11000
       Washington, D.C. 20530

1 comment:

  1. December 13, 2011

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

    The Honorable Barack Obama
    President of the United States of America
    The White House
    1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20500

    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

    Cc: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Irma Muñiz, U.S. Senator Robert Casey, U.S. Senator Patrick Toomey, Congress Representative Todd Platts, Congress Representative Bill Shuster