Tea Party activists across the country are upping the pressure on lawmakers over the impending debt-ceiling debate just before members head back to Washington.

The Tea Party Express on Thursday called on House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the GOP leadership in the House to say, "Hell no!" to a debt ceiling increase.

In a statement that left little room for compromise on the issue, Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer accused Congress of abdicating fiscal responsibility and "causing the steady erosion of the integrity of the US economy."

"We are equally disturbed by the attitude among many of our Representatives and Senators that there is 'no alternative' to this fatal spending addiction," Kremer said. "Clearly, many of them still need to be replaced by the tea party. For this reason we are calling on Speaker Boehner to say 'Hell No!' to the cacophony from the left that demands we quietly raise the debt ceiling, and harness our children and grandchildren with the weight of their failures."

GOP leaders have acknowledged that the ceiling must be raised, but members of the Republican caucus in the House are under heavy pressure from conservative activists, many of whom appear increasingly unwilling to find a compromise.  

Tea Party Patriots, which bills itself as the nation's largest grassroots organization, has organized local activists to head to the district offices of lawmakers across the country Thursday to demand they oppose a debt ceiling increase. 

“We stand with those in office who are standing with us, but will be keeping a close watch on those in Washington who are ignoring their constituents and engaging in backroom deals at the expense of the American people,” said the group's national coordinators, Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin. "Patriots are telling Congress that we’ve had enough of their meaningless backroom deals and fuzzy math. We expect the real changes necessary to save our nation, and we expect them now.”

The group is posing four questions to members Thursday, demanding a "yes" or "no" on raising the debt limit and a commitment to support the Full Faith and Credit Act.

Earlier this month, Meckler warned that votes in favor of the short-term budget deal and raising the debt limit would send local activists in districts across the country searching for primary challengers to sitting GOP members. 

Both parties, meanwhile, have spent the recess strategizing for the impending debt limit debate, which could have far-reaching implications for the 2012 elections.