Starbucks is hoping their famous coffee cups will inspire U.S. lawmakers to reach a deal and avoid the much talked about fiscal cliff.
The company is asking employees at about 120 Washington, DC Starbucks stores to write the words "Come Together" on their customers' coffee cups.
Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson told Food World Now, "Stores from across the country have been asking if they could join in and we have been saying absolutely yes ... Based on this unprecedented response, we are inviting all of our partners at U.S. stores to start signing their customers' cups with Come Together through next Friday."
The "Come Together" Starbucks cup campaign is the company's way of sending a message to politicians in hopes of averting tax increases and big government spending reductions that many feel will send us back into a recession.
Olson went on to say, "This is an important moment for Starbucks to use its scale for good and give Come Together an even louder voice - as we move from signing tens of thousands of cups in DC to tens of millions of cups across the U.S. over the course of next week."