Sign the Petition: Tell PBS to Stop Marketing for Chick-fil-A on Martha Speaks

Public Television Should Not Promote Fast Food to Children

Fast food chain Chick-fil-A has distributed 56 million kids meals in bags co-branded with PBS’s popular Martha Speaks children’s show.

PBS’s agreement with Chick-fil-A allowing it to directly target kids is a bad move. Children shouldn’t be targets of advertising, especially for products that contribute to childhood obesity. To make matters worse, WGBH, the PBS station that produces Martha Speaks, is trying to win a Cynopsis advertising industry award for its campaign.

We’re big fans of public broadcasting. It provides parents and kids with an alternative to commercialized television stations. But PBS can do better than allowing a children's show to be a marketing vehicle for fast food. That's nothing to celebrate.

Our petition calls for PBS and WGBH to take the following two actions:
1. PBS should end its partnership with Chick-fil-A.
2. WGBH should withdraw from the Cynopsis awards.

Let’s keep PBS as a refuge for kids from the commercial networks.

Add Your Name to the Petition Below

We, the undersigned, call on PBS Kids and WGBH to end its partnership with Chick-fil-A. We call on WGBH to withdraw from the Cynopsis Kids Marketing Awards. Advertising unhealthy foods to kids has serious health consequences; it’s nothing to celebrate. We demand that PBS and WGBH stop allowing Chick-fil-A to use the popular kids TV show Martha Speaks to directly target children.

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5518 Wed Feb 10 12:28:55 EST 2016 Jason Phelps Detroit, MI
5517 Tue Feb 09 16:12:40 EST 2016 Stephen Cantu McAllen, TX
5516 Tue Feb 09 12:10:22 EST 2016 Mike Turner denver, CO
5515 Mon Feb 08 18:22:17 EST 2016 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5514 Mon Feb 08 17:27:41 EST 2016 Nancy Bell Boulder Creek, CA
5513 Sun Feb 07 00:17:40 EST 2016 Dawn rossiter Fredericksburg , VA
5512 Fri Jan 29 11:49:42 EST 2016 Susan Morris Philadelphia, PA
5511 Fri Jan 15 15:12:39 EST 2016 Maureen LaParo Jersey City, NJ
5510 Fri Jan 15 15:12:08 EST 2016 Maureen LaParo Jersey City, NJ
5509 Tue Jan 12 15:35:05 EST 2016 Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ
5508 Tue Jan 12 15:18:26 EST 2016 Douglas Green Fairfax, VA
5507 Mon Jan 11 10:31:02 EST 2016 Melissa Daigle Katz Milton, MA
5506 Thu Jan 07 12:59:20 EST 2016 Pat and Robin Wittrock Anchorage, AK
5505 Fri Dec 18 18:37:22 EST 2015 Denise HENNIG Lanai City, HI
5504 Thu Dec 03 01:15:24 EST 2015 cruz OR
5503 Sun Nov 22 14:27:45 EST 2015 Annamaria Smith Woodstown, NJ
5502 Sun Nov 15 02:29:13 EST 2015 Victoria Blanchette Worthington, MN
5501 Thu Nov 12 13:18:38 EST 2015 Anna Asp Midpines, CA
5500 Thu Nov 12 03:46:18 EST 2015 C McGee Los Angeles, CA
5499 Tue Nov 10 08:31:27 EST 2015 Ben Tyler New Milford, CT
5498 Sat Nov 07 12:43:44 EST 2015 Anonymous Acadia, CA
5497 Sat Nov 07 06:59:39 EST 2015 Lauren hammeal centerbrook , CT
5496 Sat Nov 07 06:59:39 EST 2015 Lauren hammeal centerbrook , CT
5495 Thu Nov 05 03:48:10 EST 2015 Mikaela Murphy Bay Village, OH
5494 Sat Oct 31 02:38:08 EDT 2015 Anonymous Greeley, CO
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