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Patch CEO Joins with Starbucks to Protest Fiscal Cliff

Campaign to to send a message to Washington with your cup of coffee: "Come together!"

Jon Brod, Patch's co-founder and CEO, published a blog in his local Georgetown Patch earlier today that was picked up by Huffington Post and is beginning to gain some momentum. The blog follows in its entirety.

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 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, 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.

Should local residents take part in this "Come Together" campaign with area Starbucks? Give your opinion in the Comments.

Unfiltered Steve Simoneau December 28, 2012 at 05:19 AM
This from someone using a nom de plume and expecting credibility. Must be dim in that closet.
MICHAEL P WILSON "Independent Kid" December 28, 2012 at 05:47 AM
If we go off the cliff can I have a FEMA parachute? Or will they be two days late and reserved for minorities?
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau December 28, 2012 at 06:24 AM
Sal Alynski!!! OMG, he's my hero! Any chance that he's related to Saul Alinski, the community organizing guy?
Scott Yeager December 28, 2012 at 02:07 PM
If only we had another John "Plan B!" Boehner then all would be well in the world. Unfortunately for the rest of us, there is only one, and only one Republican congress to go along with him.
Scott Yeager December 28, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Why is the group Fix The Debt in favor of a "territorial tax system" that would reduce corporate tax rates if they are so concerned about the debt as they claim they are? It couldn't have anything to do with all the CEOs involved in this front group could it? http://www.fixthedebt.org/uploads/files/CEO%20Fiscal%20Leadership%20Council%20Membership%2012-19-12.pdf

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