Teen activists invite Gov. Doug Ducey to speak at Saturday march

PHOENIX - The student activists behind this weekend's planned Phoenix march for gun reform are continuing to call on Gov. Doug Ducey to meet with them, even offering him a speaker's slot at the rally.

The teens, who held a sit-in at Ducey's office last week, accused him at a news conference Wednesday at the state Capitol of dodging their attempts to have a dialogue.

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They also reiterated their beliefs that his school safety proposals do not go far enough.

The youths say the plan does not incorporate measures such as universal background checks at every point of a gun sale or a ban on bump stocks.

Thousands are expected at the march at the state Capitol.

The organizers are advising participants not to engage with counter-protesters.

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