On Thursday, Starbucks and the Patch news subsidiary of AOL announced they were joining forces to launch a "Come Together" initiative urging Congress to pull back from the fiscal cliff.

The companies said Starbucks baristas were being encouraged to pen the words "Come Together" on all coffee cups sold at approximately 120 Washington, D.C.-area stores Thursday and Friday last week. Patch, meanwhile, agreed to give coverage to the event. Both companies furthermore said they will take out full-page advertisements in The Washington Post and The New York Times urging lawmakers from both parties to work together to fix the nation's finances.

Specifically, Starbucks and AOL are urging "Congress to enact, and the President to sign, a comprehensive debt deal large enough to stabilize and reduce the federal debt as a share of the economy."

The article Starbucks and AOL to Congress: Come Together originally appeared on Fool.com.

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