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"I would hurl words into the darkness and wait for an echo. If an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight." Richard Wright, American Hunger

Starbucks Stand Their Grounds

From the MoveOn.org website (I have added the pictures):

Starbucks stuck their neck out to publicly support the right of all people to marry, regardless of the gender of their partner.

Now it is under attack by the ironically named, ultra-conservative “National Organization for Marriage”. Already over 10,000 NOM members have pledged to boycott Starbucks. We don’t want to just criticize corporations when they do bad. We want to encourage them when they do good. So we’re going to blow the opposition out of the water by getting more than ten times as many people to thank Starbucks for standing up for gay marriage.

Show your support for Starbucks by signing our giant Thank You card.

A compiled petition with your individual comment will be presented to Starbucks.

Here are a couple of blogs that I have written about Starbucks or coffee in the past – in case you are looking for something to read with your low-fat, extra-whip, slightly agitated…oh never mind!:

Occupy Starbucks

Coffee I Couldn’t Resist

Have a great weekend!


Alon Shalev is the author of The Accidental Activist and A Gardener’s Tale. He is the Executive Director of the San Francisco Hillel Foundation, a non-profit that provides spiritual and social justice opportunities to Jewish students in the Bay Area. More on Alon Shalev at http://www.alonshalev.com/ and on Twitter (@alonshalevsf).

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2 thoughts on “Starbucks Stand Their Grounds

  1. When will these conservative groups stop trying to take away personal freedoms and rights? Conservative political parties and groups are always mouthing-off about “NO REGULATIONS” and “NO LEGISLATION”…on and on they go. Corporations can have rights but people can’t…unbridled freedom and corruption for big business but throw chains on the people. Hypocrites and idiots…guess I’m in a name calling mood today!

  2. Thanks for this post Alon. It’s easy just to knock without noticing the good that occasionally comes from the same quarter. And this was news to me about Starbucks. Good to know.

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