Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz made his baristas in Washington DC write political slogans on their customers’ cups. His goal was to push the 1% message—lower tax rates for the rich and cut budgets for everyone else.

We got our own message for Schultz and his 1% buddies.

We don’t want the 1% pushing their agenda on our elected officials. We don’t want lower tax rates for the rich, and we don’t want any more cuts to vital government services. We want the rich to pay their fair share and stop trying to cut Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.

Join us this Wednesday, January 30th at 10 AM at the Starbucks Global Headquarters at 1st & Lander in SoDo. We’ll be the folks hoisting a giant coffee cup.

As one of you wrote to us—“Tax breaks for the rich brew trouble for the 99%”

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Oh! If you’re planning on coming bring your best coffee related puns. We plan on having a witty “pun-off” while we are sending our message. Honestly, we’ve had way too much fun making them up.

Hope to see you there. Thanks. Nathan, Working Washington


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Addendum:

Link to KIRO TV video about Working Washington’s protest at Starbucks