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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

In just a few hours demonstrators will be fighting for the attention of one of Arizona's senators.

A demonstration will take place at 10 a.m. this morning in front of Senator Jeff Flake's office. 

At today's rally activist groups will speak, as well as survivors from the January 8 shooting in Tucson.

These groups want the Senator to not forget gun violence is still a major issue to many. The rally today is run by "Organizing for Action," a Democratic party activism group.

Their message to the Republican Senator is to vote to keep guns out of dangerous hands.  The group claims that nine in ten Americans support expanded background checks.   Organizing for Action is also bringing to the public's attention that this past spring a proposal from both sides of the issue was defeated in the Senate.  The proposal would have expanded background checks to gun shows and online sales. 

Senator McCain voted yes, Senator Flake voted no.  That is one of the reasons why he is the focus today.

The rally begins this morning at 10 a.m., at Senator Flake's office on Oracle, just south of Ina.

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