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September 1, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Howard Schultz touts 'Conversation with America' next week

Posted by Jim Brunner

As part of his highly-publicized campaign to end partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C., Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will participate in what's being billed as a "Conversation with America" next Tuesday.

The nationwide telephone Town Hall event is being organized by the nonprofit group No Labels, which describes itself as a citizen-led movement aimed at pressuring leaders to set aside partisan differences and focus on solving the nation's problems.

To promote the event, Schultz has written an open letter that will run as a full-page ad in the Sunday and Tuesday New York Times, and in the Tuesday USA Today. In the letter, Schultz repeats his call for a boycott of political donations until the country's leaders approve a "transparent, comprehensive, bipartisan debt-and-deficit package is reached that honestly, and fairly, sets America on a path to long-term financial health and security."

The town hall event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday. People interested in participating can RSVP at the No Labels web site, which will also stream the event live.

In addition to Schultz, the event will include No Labels Co-Founders Mark
McKinnon and John Avlon, and Maya MacGuineas, President of the Committee for a
Responsible Federal Budget.

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