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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5483 Sat Jun 13 14:03:16 EDT 2015 Dennis Landi Long Beach, CA
5482 Fri Jun 12 06:33:04 EDT 2015 Gary Kettas Los Angeles, CA Don't lure kids with junky foods!!!
5481 Thu Jun 11 13:04:21 EDT 2015 richard shyduroff brooks, ME
5480 Sun May 31 11:27:02 EDT 2015 Helen Michailidou Athens, ot
5479 Mon May 25 07:05:58 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5478 Mon May 25 03:39:48 EDT 2015 Jim Phillips Sonoma, CA PBS should not allow advertising of fast foods aimed directly at children. Fast foods are unhealthy.
5477 Sun May 24 15:19:39 EDT 2015 Andrew Drazdik Jr Jeannette, PA Please consider the mass media as propaganda (22 us code 613) and authority of the U.S. Department of State when re-broadcast and simul cast fund any carrier as telecommunication service. The More....
5476 Sun May 24 07:23:09 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5475 Sun May 24 07:13:18 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5474 Sat May 23 07:25:06 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5473 Fri May 22 06:45:23 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5472 Fri May 22 06:44:20 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5471 Wed May 20 07:12:29 EDT 2015 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5470 Wed May 20 00:54:01 EDT 2015 john wade Huntsville, AL
5469 Fri May 08 15:48:37 EDT 2015 Allan Kaopua San rafael, CA
5468 Thu May 07 18:19:33 EDT 2015 Sri Maddukuri Leonia, NJ Rand Paul FTW! Register Republican in your home state and get involved in the Republican Primaries. THAT is where the real election will occur. Let's get this guy past lifelong sellouts like Jeb Bush More....
5467 Thu May 07 18:13:41 EDT 2015 Sri Maddukuri Leonia, NJ Rand Paul FTW! Register Republican in your home state and get involved in the Republican Primaries. THAT is where the real election will occur. Let's get this guy past lifelong sellouts like Jeb Bush More....
5466 Sun May 03 04:47:06 EDT 2015 Joel B. Somers Point, NJ
5465 Sat May 02 00:11:51 EDT 2015 Anonymous San Marcos, CA
5464 Tue Apr 28 12:00:11 EDT 2015 Manijeh Saba Somerset, NJ
5463 Tue Apr 28 10:43:38 EDT 2015 Scott Seppi Hilliard, OH
5462 Wed Apr 22 15:31:07 EDT 2015 Jon Nelson New York, NY
5461 Mon Apr 06 20:15:05 EDT 2015 Andrew Benton Blue Bell, PA
5460 Fri Apr 03 00:09:39 EDT 2015 Hilary Buys Salem, OR
5459 Wed Apr 01 14:40:46 EDT 2015 Elizabeth Scoble Napa, CA
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