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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5586 Sat Dec 03 16:05:07 EST 2016 Donna Netusil Old Tappan, NJ
5585 Fri Dec 02 13:43:52 EST 2016 jodi rodar Pelham, MA
5584 Sun Nov 27 18:28:06 EST 2016 Anonymous Salinas, CA This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.
5583 Sun Nov 27 18:27:44 EST 2016 Susan Courrejou Salinas, CA This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.
5582 Sat Nov 12 02:59:50 EST 2016 Ryan Davis San Francisco, CA
5581 Fri Nov 11 14:03:15 EST 2016 Richard Iverson Healdsburg, CA, CA
5580 Thu Nov 10 15:44:11 EST 2016 Phyllis Randazzo Holtsville, NY children need to eat, nutritious food to grow strong and healthy.. Junk food will only lead to health problems in adulthood.
5579 Thu Nov 10 13:58:04 EST 2016 George Otto Washington 20008-1553, DC
5578 Thu Nov 10 08:00:56 EST 2016 Sean Plaisted CA
5577 Thu Nov 03 11:11:22 EDT 2016 Paul Tuff Salinas, CA
5576 Thu Oct 27 14:38:50 EDT 2016 Lynn Canarelli Jefferson, ME
5575 Sun Oct 09 06:45:44 EDT 2016 Mercedes Panqueva FL
5574 Thu Oct 06 09:22:47 EDT 2016 Bruce Nyquist ND
5573 Wed Sep 28 16:57:21 EDT 2016 Stephen P Carlisle Mechanicsburg, PA
5572 Wed Sep 21 19:22:44 EDT 2016 S. Nam New York, NY
5571 Tue Sep 20 08:35:43 EDT 2016 Lana Lorenzen SAINT GEORGE, UT
5570 Mon Sep 12 12:14:48 EDT 2016 Dineo Maine Chula Vista, CA
5569 Thu Sep 01 12:47:36 EDT 2016 Jason Ross huntington Beach, CA
5568 Thu Sep 01 12:46:13 EDT 2016 Jason Ross huntington Beach, CA
5567 Tue Aug 30 13:07:07 EDT 2016 David Elfant Wilton Manors, FL
5566 Fri Aug 26 03:05:35 EDT 2016 Janis Cramer SAN DIEGO, CA
5565 Fri Aug 26 03:05:23 EDT 2016 Janis Cramer SAN DIEGO, CA
5564 Thu Aug 25 19:31:38 EDT 2016 Gen Agustsson redondo beach, CA now were heavy enough to sit down and/or exercise!
5563 Thu Aug 25 18:15:32 EDT 2016 Michael May Rolling Hills Estates, CA
5562 Sat Aug 20 10:23:22 EDT 2016 Elizabeth Beattie Brookline, MA
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