Easton Democrats Will Rally at Dent's Office
Group will present congressman with petitions asking him to cut a deal with their party on debt ceiling.
For the second time in two weeks, the battle over the debt ceiling will play out in front of U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent's office.
A group of Northampton County Democrats plans to rally in front of the congressman's South Whitehall office Friday afternoon at 3:30.
At the same time, an organization called Easton for Obama, which formed during the 2008 election, will present a petition to Dent, a Republican whose district includes the Lehigh Valley.
Earlier this week, about 18 protesters visited Dent's office to criticize cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security as ways to deal with the debt-ceiling crisis.
Easton for Obama says it has gotten about 120 people to contact Dent's office to ask the congressman to negotiate on the debt ceiling. The petition -- which makes the same request -- has more than 300 signatures, the group said.