someone called for a protest at starbucks this friday to support samantha buck in astoria. right on. we'll be there. BUT letter-writing and flyers only get you so far. we also need direct action, or direct annoyance anyway, to get the goods. repeatedly email and call the following corporate cowards and tell them how you feel about starfucks screwing over sam buck. get all your friends to do the same. email this info around to everyone you know. according to their public relations spin they brought in over 2.5 billion (ok? BILLION!) dollars in revenue last year. rumour has it that they are demanding their attorneys' fees paid. of course their attorney is with one of the highest priced firms in the northwest --Perkins Coie. sam's business couldn't possibly even scratch starbucks cash flow but their demands could bankrupt her. it looks to us like unneccesary use of force a'la David vs. Goliath. |
let them know that this kind of corporate intimidation/abuse of power is completely unacceptable!
Elizabeth Schwartz is the Perkins Coie lawyer assigned to the case
Email: email@example.com AND firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (503) 727-2054 (direct line)
schwartz is a big-wig lawyer who worked for miller, nash and was president of the oregon women lawyers assn. starbucks is throwing a big rock at samantha buck.
Perkins Coie is at 1211 S.W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 1500 in downtown Portland
ALSO, Perkins Coie conveniently provides an online form to email them your feelings: http://www.perkinscoie.com/cgi-bin/contactform.cfm
Starbucks Corporate Headquarters
P.O. Box 34067
Seattle, WA 98124-1067
physical address, if you can stop by:
2401 UTAH AVENUE SOUTH
SEATTLE WA 98134
+1 (206) 447-1575 extension 2900
Toll free Telephone: 800-235-2883 (hit 0 immediately and save yourself the long rambling pr pitch)
You should be able to send an email from the Starbucks website: http://www.starbucks.com, but we couldn't find it.
we found this on the web and don't know if it's for real: e-mail email@example.com
the bad guys at starbucks:
Howard Schultz, Chmn., Orin C. Smith, Pres./CEO, Michael Casey, Exec. VP/CFO/CAO, Shelley B. Lanza, Exec. VP/Counsel/Secy.
SAMPLE MESSAGE Send these messages often. Set up new free email accounts just for this purpose. Hit send like 50 times. Fill up their inboxes. Give 'em hell. They're givin' Samantha hell and she deserves better. SMASH STARBUCKS !!
I demand that Starbucks drop it's legal action against Samantha Buck in Astoria Oregon. She has every right to her own name, however she chooses to use it. Starbucks' image is at stake here. Starbucks prides itself on being a good neighbor in the communities it enters. However, Starbucks entered Ms. Bucks' community long after she had established herself and is now threatening her. No one likes a bully and this is bullying. If you choose to pursue this legal action against Ms. Buck I will not only boycott your stores, but also encourage everyone else I know to do so. Progressive-minded Oregon is not the place for Starbucks to attempt these kinds of shenanigans.
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