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 Tue Aug 26 14:58:46 EDT 2014 Katharine D'Onofrio Hudson, NY
5407 Sun Aug 24 17:12:05 EDT 2014 David Schwartz Chicago, IL
5406 Mon Aug 04 21:33:31 EDT 2014 Karen Graf Graf Overland Park, KS
5405 Tue Jul 22 10:54:48 EDT 2014 Gregor Gable Salt Lake City, UT
5404 Sun Jul 20 10:34:45 EDT 2014 Drs Paul and Mary Davidson Sandy Springs, GA 207 -->206Fat kids will cost the taxpayers if they become fat poor adults --- via public health insurance. They will cost the medical sy8stem too, as future diabertics, hy8pertensives, etc.
This is just tragic.
5403 Sat Jul 19 11:34:48 EDT 2014 Carmen Alvarado Burke, VA
5402 Fri Jul 18 10:32:27 EDT 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5401 Thu Jul 10 11:42:22 EDT 2014 Deborah Anderson Davie, FL
5400 Sat Jun 28 22:50:17 EDT 2014 Madison Wolff lancaster, PA
5399 Sat Jun 28 15:05:44 EDT 2014 Jeff Zittrain Berkeley, CA
5398 Wed Jun 18 16:06:05 EDT 2014 Robert Cenni Chesterland , OH
5397 Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014 john wade Huntsville, AL
5396 Tue Jun 10 20:55:13 EDT 2014 john wade Huntsville, AL
5395 Sat Jun 07 09:05:25 EDT 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5394 Sat Jun 07 09:05:02 EDT 2014 Patricia DeLuca Nokomis, FL
5393 Fri Jun 06 12:27:17 EDT 2014 Alexis Maestre-Saborit Fort Myers, FL
5392 Fri May 23 10:46:49 EDT 2014 Cynthia Marie Lippman New York, NY
5391 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?
5390 Mon May 19 20:41:36 EDT 2014 Jennifer Vassil Falls Church, VA
5389 Fri May 16 16:07:12 EDT 2014 Beatrice Harrison Spokane, WA
5388 Fri Apr 04 15:33:12 EDT 2014 Anonymous MA Increasingly PBS is becoming little more than one long infomercial selling all the various "programs" that promise a better life, i.e., snake oil. I no longer automatically turn to PBS when viewing television. More....
5387 Tue Feb 25 23:20:15 EST 2014 Debbie Jones Pulaski, NY
5386 Mon Feb 24 09:34:55 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki BIGFORK, MT
5385 Mon Feb 24 09:34:54 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki BIGFORK, MT
5384 Mon Feb 24 09:34:53 EST 2014 Susan Sanocki BIGFORK, MT
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