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Starbucks stood up against the #MuslimBan. Because of this stance they are receiving a steady stream of hate calls. Please take a second to call Starbucks with a message of support. 800-782-7282.

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“Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has sent an open letter to staff pledging to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years in response to Donald Trump’s immigration ban.

Schultz condemned the president’s order saying it caused “confusion, surprise and opposition”. He said recruitment will start in the United States and focus on immigrants “who have served with US troops as interpreters and support personnel”.

Recruitment drive for refugees

The recruitment pledge was “a concerted effort to welcome and seek opportunities for those fleeing war, violence, persecution and discrimination”. It will apply to 10,000 refugees over 75 countries where Starbucks operates.

Schultz, who supported Hillary Clinton during the presidential campaign, said Starbucks wants to communicate with workers more frequently.

“I am hearing the alarm you all are sounding that the civility and human rights we have all taken for granted for so long are under attack, and want to use a faster, more immediate form of communication to engage with you on matters that concern us all as partners,” he wrote.

He added that he wanted his employees to know that the company would “neither stand by, nor stand silent, as the uncertainty around the new administration’s actions grows with each passing day”.

Read the full story here: http://mashable.com/2017/01/30/starbucks-muslim-ban-trump-open-letter/#pytrmeoQakqQ