CEO Howard Schultz is asking workers at its 120 D.C. area stores to write “Come Together” on the coffee cups they serve on Thursday and Friday. He says it’s a way to “send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground.”
Last week, Congress and President Obama broke for the Christmas holiday still far apart on a plan. If a deal isn’t reached, widespread tax increases and automatic government spending cuts will kick in next week.
Both sides are due back by Thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt.
Starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups.