Thursday, June 13, 2013
Phoenix Arizona-BLACK COMMUNITY LEADERS Issue Letter In RESPONSE TO SENATOR JEFF FLAKE'S FAMILY RACISM SCANDAL.
DEMANDING A MEETING WITH BLACK LEADERS TO DISCUSS THIS INCIDENT AND THE STATE OF THE SENATOR'S RELATIONSHIP WITH
Rev. Jarrett Maupin
BLACK ARIZONANS. ACTIVISTS AND LEADERS SAY HOW THE SENATOR RESPONDS WILL IMPACT POLITICAL FUTURE
Phoenix - Civil Rights Activist the Rev. Jarrett Maupin has been joined by several other leaders in Arizona's Black Community, including the Rev. Oscar Tillman of the NAACP, in issuing a letter to U.S. Senator Jeff Flake condemning recent racist remarks made by a member of his immediate family and calling for an in-person meeting with the first-term senator to discuss the incident and his relationship with his Black constituents. "The Senator should meet with us. He apologized to thin air, not to us. This is an opportunity for him to do so in-person and to create what will hopefully be a lasting and healthier line of communication with the Black Community," Rev. Maupin said. The Rev. Oscar Tillman of the Maricopa County Branch of the NAACP echoed Maupin's remarks, "Why didn't he call us, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in America (NAACP), when this first happened? We should have been Senator Flake's first call." The letter will be sent to Senator Flake today via the U.S. Postal Service (to his Washington, D.C. office) and via email to the email addresses of his Washington D.C. and Phoenix, AZ schedulers.
Posted by Barbara at 8:29 PM
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