Companies all over are taking a stand and doing all what they can to help those affected by President Trump’s recent and reactionary #MuslimBan.
Howard Schultz, Starbucks Chairman and CEO, responds in a major way by announcing a plan for his company to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in all 75 countries where they do business. In an open letter to Starbucks employees and customers, Schultz addressed the alarming issue at hand with an important stand for justice:
“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American dream, being called into question. These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past.” – Howard Schultz
The refugee hiring plan will start with a focus on “those individuals who have served with U.S. troops as interpreters and support personnel,” according to the announcement. The letter also addressed some of Trump’s other controversial policies, including his plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and his trying efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.
Read the full open letter from Starbucks here. #NoMuslimBan