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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5433 Thu Feb 19 14:16:04 EST 2015 Anonymous sedalia, CO
5432 Mon Feb 16 16:49:28 EST 2015 Bryan Todd Pinole, CA
5431 Thu Jan 29 19:40:07 EST 2015 Rachel cornish Wesley Chapel, FL
5430 Thu Jan 29 16:34:46 EST 2015 Ryan Burgess Glen Ellyn, IL
5429 Fri Jan 23 16:03:26 EST 2015 Thomas Johnson Pence Springs, WV
5428 Wed Jan 21 14:22:38 EST 2015 Alicia Villanueva Lafayette, CA
5427 Wed Jan 21 09:27:36 EST 2015 Shiu Hung Palm Bay, FL
5426 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....
5425 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....
5424 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....
5423 Thu Jan 08 16:26:43 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....
5422 Sun Jan 04 14:59:01 EST 2015 Maureen Malmud Cherry Hill, NJ
5421 Sun Jan 04 09:35:32 EST 2015 Rennie Miller Schuylkill Haven, PA
5420 Fri Jan 02 22:54:34 EST 2015 Tom Lyon Wildwood, MO
5419 Thu Dec 04 15:13:18 EST 2014 ML Wilm Mpls, MN
5418 Wed Dec 03 18:31:33 EST 2014 Hal Grants Pass, OR GMO and many other cancer-causing "foods" are bad enough. Pushing this crap on children is not excusable. Please visit:
www.nutritionfacts.org for unequivocal data and fact.
5417 Wed Dec 03 18:31:32 EST 2014 Hal Grants Pass, OR GMO and many other cancer-causing "foods" are bad enough. Pushing this crap on children is not excusable. Please visit:
www.nutritionfacts.org for unequivocal data and fact.
5416 Wed Dec 03 11:35:31 EST 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5415 Wed Nov 19 11:25:01 EST 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5414 Tue Nov 11 14:36:20 EST 2014 Susan & David Courrejou Salinas, CA This is Susan Courrejou, I agree with this petition.
5413 Thu Nov 06 06:03:46 EST 2014 Chris Fowler Kaneohe, HI
5412 Wed Nov 05 18:10:51 EST 2014 Kathleen Fields Rockledge, FL
5411 Mon Nov 03 04:58:31 EST 2014 Marcella CA
5410 Tue Sep 30 23:32:57 EDT 2014 James Greentown, PA
5409 Sat Sep 13 00:34:48 EDT 2014 Jack David Marcus New York, NY
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