CCFC members stand up for national parks

On August 12, 2016, CCFC’s David Monahan joined Kristen Strader and Margrete Strand Rangnes of Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert for a meeting with staff of the National Park Service (NPS) in Washington, DC. They presented the NPS with 213,926 petition signatures from the members of CREDO Action, Commercial Alert, and CCFC, asking the NPS to abandon plans to permit corporate sponsorships and branding in our parks. 

A mom asks Stonyfield Organic: 'Why can't yogurt just be yogurt?'

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David Monahan

CCFC supporter Tanya Palacio sent this photo of Stonyfield yogurt with a Dinotrux ad 

We are constantly reminded of the role our supporters play in opposing exploitive practice of child-targeted marketing. Here is another example.

Tanya Palacio, a CCFC supporter from Silver Spring, Maryland, was upset to see Disney and DreamWorks’ characters on the Stonyfield Organic yogurt she purchases for her kids. She shared with us this email she sent to Stonyfield:

My journey to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood

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Jean Rogers

Jean and her son Scott, who survived into young adulthood sans Pokemon cards

When my son, Scott, was in first grade, he came home completely agitated one day. “Mom!” he pleaded urgently, “Can we get Pokemon cards? Everyone has them!” The following conversation ensued:

Me: “No, Scott, we don’t need Pokemon cards. You know we don’t watch the show. All they do is fight.” 
Scott: “Austin has a Pokemon lunchbox!” 
Me: “Scott, we are not getting Pokemon cards.” 

He screwed up his face and stamped his little 6-year-old foot. End of discussion. 

Pokemon STOP! Don't lure kids to sponsors' locations

We need your help to protect children from a wave of corporate marketing at the heart of the Pokemon GO craze. 

Pokemon GO, produced by Niantic, Inc., is a location-based augmented reality game, where players visit specific real world places to capture, battle, and train virtual creatures. Niantic touts how Pokemon GO encourages players to "Get Up, Get Out, and Explore," and the news is filled with stories of strangers bonding while playing the game.

How We Win

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Josh Golin

I’m so excited about the real progress we’re making shielding children from invasive advertising. Our ongoing campaign to keep ads off of school buses is just one example. 

Youth, parents, and educators tell McDonald’s to Stop McTeacher’s Nights!

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David Monahan

On May 24, advocacy groups, teachers, parents, and youth gathered at the huge “Rock n Roll” McDonald’s in downtown Chicago to loudly demand: Stop McTeacher’s Nights! The rally was held just two days before the McDonald’s Annual Shareholder meeting and a short drive from the company’s headquarters. The speeches, signs, and protest chants revolved around one theme: McDonald’s should not target kids and capitalize on student-teacher relationships with junk food “fundraisers” that return little to schools.

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