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

Patch and Starbucks, calling for Republicans and Democrats to join forces to avoid the fiscal cliff, announce an initiative.

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 users. 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 Dec. 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, and will also be powering this effort through blog posts, social media, online and offline 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.

Want to read more about the fiscal cliff? See how new Congressman-elect Eric Swalwell feels about the fiscal cliff.

Matt McCormick December 27, 2012 at 08:46 PM
While I wholeheartedly support the idea of coming together, I would have to point out some reality that we all need to recognize before we can even begin to make a real difference. The truth is, we already went over the fiscal cliff. Both sides of the political spectrum do nothing to fix the problem of debt, they both continue to spend more money, thus they continue to support the FED's printing of money, borrowing from foreign countries, and continue to raise taxes on our children. YOU CAN'T SPEND YOUR WAY OUT OF DEBT. Also, we are not a democracy like this article advances. We are and always have been a Republic. A democracy is exactly what we do NOT want. A democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what's for dinner. Remember when Obama said this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kuTG19Cu_Q The only responsible thing to do, is to cut spending. This is not a republican view, its an adult view. Who solves their financial problems at home by applying for more credit cards?


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