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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Number Date Name Location Add a Comment
5608 Wed May 17 18:37:51 EDT 2017 Sara Katz MANHATTAN BEACH, CA
5607 Wed May 17 15:43:47 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5606 Wed May 17 15:43:35 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5605 Wed May 17 15:43:23 EDT 2017 maria Tapuro Los Angeles, CA
5604 Sun May 14 13:43:01 EDT 2017 Glenna Wilder North Plains, OR
5603 Wed May 03 13:58:20 EDT 2017 Karma Waterman Katy, CO This PETITION IS WRONG. Chick-fil-A is using its popularity with kids in order to promote educational books, games, and TV shows. Everyone of Chick-fil-A's kids meals comes with materials that promote More....
5602 Wed Apr 19 04:52:48 EDT 2017 Janine Vinton Albany, NY
5601 Mon Mar 27 15:08:44 EDT 2017 Matt Courter Seattle , WA
5600 Sun Mar 19 17:56:58 EDT 2017 frank gonzales Cudahy, WI
5599 Thu Mar 09 20:45:34 EST 2017 Marcel Liberge MURPHY, OR
5598 Thu Mar 09 19:19:04 EST 2017 Anonymous Madison, WI
5597 Sun Jan 29 14:05:52 EST 2017 Phillip Peters Tampa, FL
5596 Sat Jan 28 04:50:40 EST 2017 DAN CAPPELLO lawrence, PA
5595 Wed Jan 25 18:31:49 EST 2017 Amalthea Aelwyn Wheat Ridge, CO
5594 Tue Jan 24 08:48:37 EST 2017 Anonymous Brooklyn, NY
5593 Mon Jan 23 15:00:25 EST 2017 Brandon Becker Cary, NC
5592 Mon Jan 23 00:18:28 EST 2017 Mary Beth Campbell Lubbock, TX
5591 Sun Jan 22 18:32:19 EST 2017 Anonymous Centennial, CO Please end this partnership, which takes PBS in a corrupt direction. Thanks.
5590 Fri Jan 20 20:10:40 EST 2017 Daniel Belachew Cambridge, MA
5589 Wed Dec 07 11:07:59 EST 2016 Donna Smith Washington, D.C., DC
5588 Sat Dec 03 16:05:07 EST 2016 Donna Netusil OLD TAPPAN, NJ
5587 Fri Dec 02 13:43:52 EST 2016 Jodi Rodar Pelham, MA
5586 Sun Nov 27 18:28:06 EST 2016 Anonymous Salinas, CA This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.
5585 Sun Nov 27 18:27:44 EST 2016 Susan and David Courrejou Salinas, CA This is like a wolf in sheep's clothing. Anything associated with PBS can make parents think it's safe and healthy because PBS is supposed to be the public station for educating our kids.
5584 Sat Nov 12 02:59:50 EST 2016 Ryan Davis San Francisco, CA
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