Starbucks CEO stands up to Trump

In light of Donald Trumps new regulations against refugee’s and immigrants, the CEO of Starbucks is taking a stand, showing that it’s not okay to discriminate!


The Starbucks CEO is taking a stand against the new regulations against Syrian refugees and the temporary travel bans that apply to six other Muslim-majority nations in America. The executive order signed by president Donald Trump will restrict immigration to the United States of America.

Howard Schultz wrote a letter to all Starbucks employee’s stating that he planned to hire 10,000 refugees at Starbucks stores worldwide including in America. This came after many employees voiced their concerns about the human rights being threatened.

“I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise, we will neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day.”

“There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business, And we will start this effort here in the U.S. by making the initial focus of our hiring efforts on those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel in the various countries where our military has asked for such support.”

The Starbucks CEO also vowed to continue support coffee growers in Mexico after trade with the country has been restructured. They plan to provide medical aid to employee’s that may be affected by the recall of Obamacare. Howard insists that “Bridges should be built, not walls!”

Other companies are joining Howard Schultz, such as the Founder of Airbnb who is offering free accommodation to refugees and anyone that is denied access to America, the co-founder of Google attended a protest and the CEO’s of Facebook, Apple and Microsoft have voiced their concern and disappointment via Twitter and other platforms.

Howard Schultz believes in unity stating,

“We are in business to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time – whether that neighborhood is in a Red State or a Blue State; a Christian country or a Muslim country; a divided nation or a united nation. That will not change. You have my word on that.”

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Sources: Starbucks Newsroom

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