Free Speech '1 For All' Campaign Enlists Wynonna Judd
December 12, 2011 at 2:18 PM (PT)
WYNONNA JUDD has joined the roster of celebrities joining the "1 For All" free speech campaign. The program, a non-partisan educational effort backed by the JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION, NEWSEUM, MCCORMICK FOUNDATION, AMERICAN SOCIETY OF NEWS EDITORS, the FIRST AMENDMENT CENTER, and the GANNETT FOUNDATION, is intended to make Americans more aware of the freedoms contained in the First Amendment. JUDD will participate in the campaign's "Free to Tweet" online promotion on THURSDAY (12/15), encouraging Twitter users to express their support of the First Amendment using the hashtag #FreeToTweet.
"My success in music would not have been possible without freedom of expression," said WYNONNA. "It's an honor for me to join in supporting the 220th anniversary of Bill of Rights Day."
The "Free to Tweet" day includes a contest for high school and college students to win one of 22 $5,000 scholarships by tweeting creatively about the First Amendment. Among other celebrities supporting the campaign are ELLEN DEGENERES, JOHN MELLENCAMP, KE$HA, and DAVID GREGORY.