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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Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
5633 Wed Nov 01 15:38:58 EDT 2017 Anonymous Point Roberts, WA Advertsing and marketing have no place in public media. Period.
5632 Fri Oct 20 00:05:33 EDT 2017 Glynn Behmen Edina, MN Please support full enforcement by Congress for the Logan Act of 1799.
5631 Thu Sep 28 00:52:16 EDT 2017 gustavo lopez duarte, CA
5630 Thu Sep 28 00:52:15 EDT 2017 gustavo lopez duarte, CA
5629 Thu Sep 28 00:52:15 EDT 2017 gustavo lopez duarte, CA
5628 Fri Sep 22 12:13:06 EDT 2017 Carolyn Jean Guidry Springfield, OR
5627 Fri Sep 22 12:12:53 EDT 2017 Carolyn Jean Guidry Springfield, OR
5626 Fri Sep 22 08:05:45 EDT 2017 Anonymous Monroe Township, NJ
5625 Fri Sep 22 00:23:04 EDT 2017 Anonymous Ogden, UT
5624 Wed Sep 20 16:34:15 EDT 2017 JOYCE SHIFFRIN BROOKLYN, NY
5623 Tue Sep 19 07:34:00 EDT 2017 dan cappello lawrence, PA
5622 Sun Sep 17 08:13:37 EDT 2017 dan cappello lawrence, PA
5621 Sat Sep 16 11:22:37 EDT 2017 Cherie Lange Binghamton, NY
5620 Sun Sep 10 07:57:10 EDT 2017 Della Cowall Lansdowne, PA
5619 Sat Aug 12 16:14:14 EDT 2017 Meredith Mohr Elkton, MD
5618 Tue Aug 01 10:42:58 EDT 2017 Lillian Jones Fargo, ND
5617 Mon Jul 31 10:45:17 EDT 2017 Glynn Behmen Edina, MN Tell PBS to support Nutrition Science programming using Registered Dietitians and Educational programming using University Professors in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
5616 Sun Jul 30 09:22:42 EDT 2017 dan cappello lawrence, PA
5615 Sun Jul 30 08:06:20 EDT 2017 jonathan gitter Baltimore, MD
5614 Sat Jul 01 09:06:45 EDT 2017 winthrop smith plattsburgh ny, NY I can no longer support PBS because of its acceptance of advertising dollars from the likes of David Koch and Boeing. I didn't know about Chick Fil-A but it's another example of something PBS should More....
5613 Tue Jun 27 16:16:36 EDT 2017 JOYCE SHIFFRIN BROOKLYN, NY
5612 Wed Jun 21 21:31:14 EDT 2017 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5611 Wed Jun 21 21:24:05 EDT 2017 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5610 Tue Jun 20 03:29:23 EDT 2017 Muhammad Kamal
5609 Mon Jun 05 16:43:12 EDT 2017 Christopher Watkins Leitchfield, KY
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