Starbucks Petitions Call for End of Govt. Shutdown
October 11, 2013, 11:58 am
PORTLAND -- A petition calling for both sides to work together and end the government shutdown sits on the counter at the Starbucks on Northeast 46th and Glisan. In one hour this morning, about a dozen people signed it.
Chairman, President and CEO Howard Schultz wrote a letter and recorded a video message
, saying "Americans have no platform with which to voice their frustration with Washington and the current stalemate that threatens our nation".
"I don't pretend that both parties are equally to blame for this crisis, but I do think they are equally responsible for leading us to a solution," said Schultz. "Our leaders need to lead, and we need a better solution in
Some customers had no idea what we were talking
about while others were more informed. One woman told us she’s disgusted and thinks it’s revolting
that the American public is being held hostage.
A bicyclist says it's time to fire members of Congress and hire a whole new bunch.
a young dad on his way to work says the players are like kids in a
sandbox and maybe they need to have a kindergarten teacher help them
Earlier this week, Schultz called on fellow chief executives to weigh in on the showdown in Washington, saying "lawmakers need to reopen our government to serve the people, pay our debts on time to avoid another financial crisis and pass a
bipartisan and comprehensive long-term budget deal by the end of the