Protesters take demands for town hall meeting to Sen. Flake's home

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It's happening across the country, crowds of voters are demanding town halls this week while congress is on break.

A so-called "search party" organized Saturday, looking for Senator Jeff Flake.

Some of his constituents say they haven’t heard from him in awhile, and they’re getting frustrated.

They say so far, repeated emails, phone calls, and in-person visits to his office have not yet yielded the response they’ve been looking for, so Saturday they tried a different approach.

The group took their plea to Flake’s front yard.

They’re demanding a town hall meeting with the senator, but say after two weeks of trying, nothing has been set up.

They say they want to ask him about his stance on public healthcare, and why he approves of trump’s cabinet picks, including Betsy DeVos for the department of education.

“I’ve been a public education teacher for 35 years and I’m just shocked, and I want him to defend that to me,” said Cis Sullivan.

 “There are so many issues that are coming to light in this new administration, and people are scared. I’m scared,” said Wendy Garcia.

Congress is on recess for the next week.  

Friday, a group of people staged a similar event, showing up at the office of east valley congressman Andy Biggs, wanting him to hold a town hall as well.

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