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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5458 Wed Apr 01 08:34:42 EDT 2015 Douglas Hoffner Henderson, NV
5457 Fri Mar 27 19:43:33 EDT 2015 Merewyn Fowler Conway, AR
5456 Mon Mar 16 15:30:02 EDT 2015 Donna Netusil OLD TAPPAN, NJ
5455 Mon Mar 16 10:55:00 EDT 2015 Anonymous CA FOOD can transform our character rather than changes our environment or our inside body system. Many psicological misconduct are related with FOOD. see what happend into the jail.
5454 Tue Mar 10 18:58:35 EDT 2015 Clifford Browne Claremore, OK It is PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION. A bigoted corporation like Chick-Fil-A is OVERSTEPPING THEIR BOUNDS.
5453 Mon Mar 09 01:59:36 EDT 2015 Michael Sullivan San Diego, CA
5452 Sun Mar 08 17:53:05 EDT 2015 Deborah Efron Bellevue, WA
5451 Fri Mar 06 03:03:17 EST 2015 Christopher Pringer Seattle, WA
5450 Wed Mar 04 21:04:13 EST 2015 Mark Wm. Therrien Stockbridge, MA
5449 Wed Mar 04 21:02:07 EST 2015 Mark Wm. Therrien Stockbridge, MA
5448 Wed Feb 25 22:44:05 EST 2015 JANINE STOKES riverside, CA
5447 Mon Feb 23 21:08:33 EST 2015 Ellen Jamieson Leonia, NJ
5446 Sat Feb 21 22:05:04 EST 2015 Ashley Bostyan Rochester, MN
5445 Sat Feb 21 15:25:59 EST 2015 Carmen Alvarado Burke, VA
5444 Sat Feb 21 15:15:04 EST 2015 Carmen Alvarado Burke, VA
5443 Thu Feb 19 14:16:04 EST 2015 Anonymous sedalia, CO
5442 Mon Feb 16 16:49:28 EST 2015 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5441 Thu Jan 29 19:40:07 EST 2015 Rachel cornish Wesley Chapel, FL
5440 Thu Jan 29 16:34:46 EST 2015 Ryan Burgess Glen Ellyn, IL
5439 Fri Jan 23 16:03:26 EST 2015 Thomas Johnson Pence Springs, WV
5438 Wed Jan 21 14:22:38 EST 2015 Alicia Villanueva Lafayette, CA
5437 Wed Jan 21 09:27:36 EST 2015 Shiu Hung Palm Bay, FL
5436 Thu Jan 08 16:36:46 EST 2015 Anonymous Anchorage, AK So many thing's going on in this world that our leader's do not let us know. I'm ashamed I did not participate as much as I should have. To many distractions worthless reality TV shows, etc.etc.i used More....
5435 Thu Jan 08 16:35:02 EST 2015 Anonymous Anchorage, AK So many thing's going on in this world that our leader's do not let us know. I'm ashamed I did not participate as much as I should have. To many distractions worthless reality TV shows, etc.etc.i used More....
5434 Thu Jan 08 16:33:19 EST 2015 Donald allmond jr. Anchorage, AK So many thing's going on in this world that our leader's do not let us know. I'm ashamed I did not participate as much as I should have. To many distractions worthless reality TV shows, etc.etc.i used More....
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