The government gridlock has a big business owner calling on his customers to rally.
Starbucks is delving into politics and CEO Howard Shultz is hoping his faithful customers will grab a latte and take a stand this weekend.
In an effort to act as a peacemaker of sorts the popular chain Starbucks is hoping its customers' actions over the next few days will spark some kind of reaction in Washington, D.C.
The company is asking its customers to sign a Come Together Petition that address frustrations with the government shutdown.
FOX6 News didn't have to wait around long at this Starbucks in Tuscaloosa to find those frustrations.
"I think it's awful they would leave Americans hanging," a customer said.
The petition asks lawmakers to reopen the government, pay our national debts on time and pass a long-term budget deal by the end of 2013.
"We want to have America run great…you know I think it's a good thing…I think every American wants the debts to be paid on time….You know we want to keep our credit rating," customer Frank Mercurio said.
Madria McCool says she will more than likely sign the petition but she isn't sure it will actually work.
"I think it's a good idea…I'm not sure if would actually affect what the government is doing to us…but maybe if enough of us come together that would be a great thing and maybe they would actually stop the shutdown," she said.
You can sign the petition at ComeTogetherPetition.com. Starbucks says it will present the petition to lawmakers soon.
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