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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5533 Fri Feb 26 14:40:26 EST 2016 Rebecca J Kahn Kahn Derwood, MD
5532 Thu Feb 25 19:43:32 EST 2016 Anonymous Sebastian, FL
5531 Thu Feb 25 03:06:16 EST 2016 Arthur Haynes Minneapolis, NJ
5530 Thu Feb 25 03:03:50 EST 2016 Arthur Haynes Minneapolis, NJ
5529 Mon Feb 22 06:45:23 EST 2016 Otis Hemmings Bronx, NY Educate and keep the public healthy. H.I.M...
5528 Wed Feb 10 12:28:55 EST 2016 Jason Phelps Detroit, MI
5527 Tue Feb 09 16:12:40 EST 2016 Stephen Cantu McAllen, TX
5526 Tue Feb 09 12:10:22 EST 2016 mike turner Denver, CO
5525 Mon Feb 08 18:22:17 EST 2016 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5524 Mon Feb 08 17:27:41 EST 2016 Nancy0 Bell Boulder Creek, CA
5523 Sun Feb 07 00:17:40 EST 2016 Dawn Rossiter Fredericksburg, VA
5522 Fri Jan 29 11:49:42 EST 2016 SUSAN MORRIS Philadelphia, PA
5521 Fri Jan 15 15:12:39 EST 2016 Maureen LaParo Jersey City, NJ
5520 Fri Jan 15 15:12:08 EST 2016 Maureen LaParo Jersey City, NJ
5519 Tue Jan 12 15:35:05 EST 2016 Leslie Bow Oro Valley, AZ
5518 Tue Jan 12 15:18:26 EST 2016 Douglas Green Fairfax, VA
5517 Mon Jan 11 10:31:02 EST 2016 Melissa Daigle Katz Milton, MA
5516 Thu Jan 07 12:59:20 EST 2016 Patrick and Robin Wittrock Anchorage, AK
5515 Fri Dec 18 18:37:22 EST 2015 Denise Hennig Lanai City, HI
5514 Thu Dec 03 01:15:24 EST 2015 cruz OR
5513 Sun Nov 22 14:27:45 EST 2015 Annamaria Smith Woodstown, NJ
5512 Sun Nov 15 02:29:13 EST 2015 Victoria Blanchette Worthington, MN
5511 Thu Nov 12 13:18:38 EST 2015 Anna Asp Midpines, CA
5510 Thu Nov 12 03:46:18 EST 2015 C McGee Los Angeles, CA
5509 Tue Nov 10 08:31:27 EST 2015 Ben Tyler New Milford, CT
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