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Patch and Starbucks Ask Washington to 'Come Together' to Avoid Fiscal Cliff

Wonder why your coffee cup is promoting bi-partisanship?

By Jon Brod

As an organization, Patch is built on the idea of strengthening local communities and bringing democracy to life. Our network of websites delivers not only relevant, hyper-local information, but also amplifies the voices of our readers. And with difficult choices facing our elected officials in the coming days and weeks, the need for citizens to speak up and be heard has never been greater.

It is why I am proud to announce that starting this week, Patch is partnering with Starbucks – another staple of the community – on its "Come Together" initiative. Just as Patch serves great content and Starbucks serves delicious coffee, we need Democrats and Republicans to join forces and serve meaningful solutions to the pending financial obstacles our country faces.

Through December 28, Starbucks is asking its store partners (employees) in the Washington D.C. area to write "Come Together" on their customers' cups as a small gesture to celebrate the spirit that has always bridged the differences dividing us.

Patch will be supporting "Come Together" via a unique content experience on patch.com/fixthedebt. It will also be powering this effort through blog posts, social media, online ads and other editorial content across many of our local sites. You can learn more at fixthedebt.org. The goal: to bring the message of collaboration from local communities to Washington and onto the national stage.

This initiative with Starbucks is just the first step in a marathon for both of our brands in serving the people of this country beyond local news and great coffee. Stay tuned for more in the future.

TMcC December 27, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Another device to fool & deceive: "Fix the Debt" is more smokescreen, propaganda devised to arouse voices to demand more senseless action as immediately as possible using FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). Here comes the final bout of fooling & attempting to squeeze every living drop out of the 2% and cementing a Ruling Class. 98% HAVE BEEN HANGING ON A FISCAL CLIFF OR WERE PUSHED OFF FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW! When you read up (IF you do, most won't before signing the petition) on Fix-the-Debt you'll read "broaden the tax base", "reduce entitlements"----and you'd better be sure of EXACTLY what is meant by that before going along with this vague "non-partisan" wolf in sheep's clothing. The Patch is tearing off at the seams by going along with this--Starbucks on the other hand is no surprise. Fix-the-Obscene-Privilege-of-the-2% by becoming informed and demanding freedom and justice (economic & otherwise) for ALL! http://watchdogprogressive.com/2012/08/robert-reich-on-the-romney-ryan-economic-plan-video/ http://www.democracynow.org/
sheeple herder December 27, 2012 at 08:12 PM
Weapons of Mass Distraction!
TMcC December 28, 2012 at 12:35 AM
Patching propaganda holes with truth from these editorial pieces. . . . http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/12/2012122585757992620.html http://www.zcommunications.org/iceland-was-right-we-were-wrong-the-imf-by-jeff-neilson "What was Iceland’s approach? To do the exact opposite of everything the bankers running our own economies told us to do. The bankers (naturally) told us that we needed to bail out the criminal Big Banks, at taxpayer expense (they were Too Big To Fail). Iceland gave the banksters nothing. The bankers told us that no amount of suffering (for the Little People) was too great in order to make sure that the Bond Parasites got paid at 100 cents on the dollar. Iceland told the Bond Parasites they would get what was left over, after the people had been taken care of (by their own government). The bankers told us that our governments could no longer afford the same education, health care and pension systems which our parents had taken for granted. Iceland told the bankers that what the country could no longer afford was to continue to be blood-sucked by the worst financial criminals in the history of our species. Now, after three-plus years of this absolute dichotomy in economic policymaking, a clear picture has emerged (despite the best efforts of the propaganda machine to hide the truth)."

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