Starbucks CEO Starts Petition to End Government Shutdown

He invited customers and employees to sign the petition at all of the Starbucks’ 11,000 U.S. locations over the weekend


Starbucks chairman, president and CEO Howard Schultz is one of several food industry insiders continuing to pressure Washington  to end the government shutdown by inviting customers to sign a petition asking lawmakers to come together.

In an open letter to business leaders about the ongoing halt in government services, Schultz said he hoped to use Starbucks’ scale for good by inviting customers and employees to sign the petition at all 11,000 of the Starbucks' U.S. locations this weekend. Schultz said Starbucks locations are expected to serve millions of people over the weekend and all signatures will be tallied the following week and sent to lawmakers in Washington before the Oct. 17 deadline for raising the U.S. debt limit. To read more, click HERE.

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