Howard Schultz wants his voice heard in Washington and to do that he's closing his wallet.
The chief executive of Starbucks told CNBC Tuesday he will not give campaign donations to politicians in Congress of any political party until they put serving Americans and creating jobs ahead of fundraising and ideology.
"The issue I am trying to raise is the sense of urgency," he said, and to "encourage Congress to go back to work."
He wants other CEOS to join his boycott, asking them in an email to forgo political contributions until Congress and the president return to Washington and deliver a fiscally disciplined long-term debt and deficit plan to the American people.
At the same time, he told CNBC, "we can’t wait for Congress to solve America’s problems. America’s CEOs have to step up and grow their companies and start hiring people."
He hopes "business leaders will come together in recognition that we have the power to do something and send a signal to Congress...and try and stimulate job creation in America."