As President Barack Obama arrives in Raleigh for a town hall meeting, opponents of his plan for health care reform will hold a rally.
Americans for Prosperity's "Patients First" campaign will rally at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the North Raleigh Hilton, 3415 Wake Forest Road in Raleigh. The event is free and open to the public.
"While we welcome President Obama to our great state we believe people in North Carolina will not be persuaded to support a government run healthcare system that will require billions in new taxes and does not offer free market health care solutions," said a statement by Dallas Woodhouse of Americans for Prosperity.
The event is dubbed "Hands Off My Health Care" rally, and participants will be asked to sign a petition and contact their representatives in Washington to push for free market solutions.
The group will also announce details of a 6-day statewide bus tour across the state.