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Arizona civil rights activists seek Jeff Flake meeting

PHOENIX — Arizona civil rights activists say they want a face-to-face
meeting with U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to discuss his teenage son’s derogatory

Flake already has issued a statement apologizing for his 15-year-old son’s
racist and homophobic comments made online.

Black community leaders say they want to meet with Flake in person to discuss
the incident and his relationship with his black constituents.

The community leaders include Rev. Oscar Tillman, president of the Maricopa
County branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
for the past 28 years.

Tillman says the leaders sent a letter Flake’s office in Washington, D.C., as
well as by email Thursday.

But Tillman said Friday that he’s heard “nothing at all” from Flake about the
meeting request and that disappoints him.


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