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Former Starbucks CEO Urges Small Business Owners to Petition for Coronavirus Relief

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Howard Schultz, the billionaire former Starbucks CEO, speaks at a Barnes and Noble bookstore about his new book "From the Ground Up" on January 28, 2019 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 01 December 2020 01:12 PM

Former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz on Tuesday urged small business owners to join his group and sign a petition calling on Congress to pass legislation for coronavirus relief.

In a letter asking for support, Schultz wrote: "Seeing lines at food banks that stretch for blocks, and hearing that so many families will go without the basic necessities this holiday season, is a powerful reminder that the crisis facing our fellow Americans is getting worse by the day.

"This is a time for all of us to do more to help, however we can," he added. "Rebuilding from the devastation of this virus will require businesses, nonprofits, and philanthropies to work together in new ways to generate catalytic impact. And it requires more resources from our federal government."

The Small Business Recovery Initiative’s petition calls on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to “resume immediate negotiations on a much-needed COVID relief package that includes meaningful help for our country’s struggling small businesses. Small businesses around the country are in crisis and they can’t afford to wait for a new Congress to pass additional relief in 2021.”

A bipartisan group of legislators on Tuesday released a $908 billion coronavirus stimulus package, but talks between party leadership has stalled since the election.

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