AP photo of Starbucks coffee cup.
(WZZM/CNN) -- The baristas at Starbucks are going to use the cups to send a message to the nation's leaders about the fiscal cliff.
Starbucks is asking its employees in the Washington, D.C., area to write the words "Come Together" on cups for drinks orders on Thursday and Friday.
Company CEO Howard Schultz say it's intended to show lawmakers how divisive the fight is over the fiscal cliff.
"I think if people would get in the room and leave their ego behind and not be so skewed towards a party, but be sensitive to the lens of the American people, we will have an agreement," says Schultz.
Starbucks says its workers will not be required to write the "Come Together" message on the cups.
CNN contributed to this report