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Former local politician Ramsey Muniz makes his first public appearance after decades of incarceration

Posted at 10:46 PM, Mar 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-30 23:46:19-04

A prominent political leader was recently released from federal prison and also took part in the 20th Annual Cesar Chavez Marcha.

Ramsey Muniz is a former local politician who also ran for governor in 1972.

However, Muniz was sentenced to life without parole back in1994 after being convicted on drug charges.

75-year old Ramsey Muniz was released from a Kentucky prison back in December of 2018 on compassionate grounds.

This march marked his first public appearance since then.

Muniz says that the Cesar Chavez March was not just a historical day for his people but this was also a special day because he is now able to return to his roots.

The Chicano political activist shares how good it feels to be back home and at the ending point of the march, the public welcomed Ramsey with a standing ovation.

Furthermore, this same crowd of backing comes from family members to supporters who have all been calling for his release for years.

“To where I begun to live the life that I’ve lived it gave me the willingness and the love to bring freedom justice and love to our people,” says Muniz.

Muniz also says he has always kept his passion to fight for his people and make their voices heard.

“They need to know that there is a chance in this world, that they have a right to exist in this world,” says Ramsey Muniz.