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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226-250 of 5633 signatures
Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
5408 Wed Jun 18 16:06:05 EDT 2014 Robert Cenni Chesterland , OH
5407 Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014 john wade Huntsville, AL
5406 Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014 john wade Huntsville, AL
5405 Sat Jun 07 09:05:25 EDT 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5404 Sat Jun 07 09:05:02 EDT 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5403 Fri Jun 06 12:27:17 EDT 2014 Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL
5402 Fri May 23 10:46:49 EDT 2014 Cynthia Marie Lippman New York, NY
5401 Mon May 19 22:23:00 EDT 2014 Barbara Gottstein St. Paul, MN Do you want to be responsible throughout HISTORY for our present and future generations for the lack of a poor diet?
5400 Mon May 19 20:41:36 EDT 2014 Jennifer Vassil Falls Church, VA
5399 Fri May 16 16:07:12 EDT 2014 Beatrice Harrison Spokane, WA
5398 Tue Feb 25 23:20:15 EST 2014 Debbie Jones Pulaski, NY
5397 Mon Feb 24 09:34:55 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5396 Mon Feb 24 09:34:54 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5395 Mon Feb 24 09:34:53 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5394 Mon Feb 24 09:34:52 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5393 Mon Feb 24 09:34:51 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5392 Mon Feb 24 09:34:50 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki Bigfork, MT
5391 Sun Feb 16 17:32:09 EST 2014 Anonymous Bethlehem, PA
5390 Mon Jan 06 19:52:01 EST 2014 Carmen Alvarado Burke, VA
5389 Fri Jan 03 23:50:59 EST 2014 Dennis Yee Scottsdale, AZ
5388 Wed Jan 01 14:35:33 EST 2014 Brad McDonough Woburn, MA
5387 Tue Dec 24 21:42:45 EST 2013 Anonymous stoughton , WI I would really like for my son to continue watching PBS, but that won't happen as long as you support discrimination.
5386 Mon Dec 16 20:55:45 EST 2013 Jill Veale-Broads Las Vegas, NV
5385 Sun Dec 15 19:45:18 EST 2013 James Harding Cedar Falls, IA
5384 Tue Dec 10 22:00:12 EST 2013 Layne Ostwald Helena, MT
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