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
5583 Fri Nov 11 14:03:15 EST 2016 Richard Iverson Healdsburg, CA, CA
5582 Thu Nov 10 15:44:11 EST 2016 Phyllis Randazzo Holtsville, NY children need to eat, nutritious food to grow strong and healthy.. Junk food will only lead to health problems in adulthood.
5581 Thu Nov 10 13:58:04 EST 2016 George Otto Washington, DC
5580 Thu Nov 10 08:00:56 EST 2016 Sean Plaisted Benicia, CA
5579 Thu Nov 03 11:11:22 EDT 2016 Paul Tuff Salinas, CA
5578 Thu Oct 27 14:38:50 EDT 2016 Lynn Canarelli Jefferson, ME
5577 Thu Oct 06 09:22:47 EDT 2016 Bruce Nyquist ND
5576 Wed Sep 28 16:57:21 EDT 2016 Stephen P Carlisle Mechanicsburg, PA
5575 Wed Sep 21 19:22:44 EDT 2016 S. Nam New York, NY
5574 Tue Sep 20 08:35:43 EDT 2016 Lana Lorenzen St. George, UT
5573 Mon Sep 12 12:14:48 EDT 2016 Dineo Maine CHULA VISTA, CA
5572 Thu Sep 01 12:47:36 EDT 2016 Jason Ross Huntington Beach , CA
5571 Thu Sep 01 12:46:13 EDT 2016 Jason Ross Huntington Beach , CA
5570 Tue Aug 30 13:07:07 EDT 2016 David Elfant Wilton Manors, FL
5569 Fri Aug 26 03:05:35 EDT 2016 Janis Cramer SAN DIEGO, CA
5568 Fri Aug 26 03:05:23 EDT 2016 Janis Cramer SAN DIEGO, CA
5567 Thu Aug 25 19:31:38 EDT 2016 GEN AGUSTSSON redondo beach, CA now were heavy enough to sit down and/or exercise!
5566 Thu Aug 25 18:15:32 EDT 2016 Michael May Rolling Hills Estates, CA
5565 Sat Aug 20 10:23:22 EDT 2016 Elizabeth Beattie Brookline, MA
5564 Thu Aug 18 15:47:18 EDT 2016 Donna Sabin Alstead, NH
5563 Wed Aug 10 22:11:00 EDT 2016 Peter Kahn Southborough, MA
5562 Wed Aug 10 15:22:29 EDT 2016 Sharon Anderson Prairieville, LA
5561 Wed Aug 10 14:22:47 EDT 2016 Giuseppina Bonanni Bridgeport, CT
5560 Wed Aug 10 13:03:03 EDT 2016 Aaron Fowles Memphis, TN 38128, TN Keep public television in the interests of the public.
5559 Mon Aug 01 16:45:56 EDT 2016 Nick Loskoski DUBOIS, PA
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