by William White | October 11, 2013 9:44 am
Starbucks (SBUX) CEO Howard Schultz is asking Americans to sign a petition that will be delivered to Congress by October 17.
The petition’s goal is to have Congress end the government shutdown, pay its debts on time and pass a long-term budget deal by the end of the year. Starbucks will be running ads in several national newspapers that will have the petition in them. People are asked to sign the petitions and turn them in at any Starbucks location over the weekend. Petitions are also available at Starbucks’ stores starting today. Those who don’t have a Starbucks nearby can choose to sign the petition online at www.ComeTogetherPetition.com. The petition can also be “liked” on Starbucks’ Facebook page. Schultz is also asking his fellow CEO’s to join him in signing the petition. He said that no company is safe from customers cutting back due to the uncertainty of the government shutdown. He also said that this petition isn’t about making profit, but that it is a genuine concern, reports The Wall Street Journal.
Newspapers that will be carrying the Starbucks petitions include: USA TODAY, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
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