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Winona Judd Joins Twitter Free Speech Campaign

NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Country performer and one half of the Judds, Wynonna Judd has joined the growing list of artists appearing in adds to support "Free to Tweet," a daylong online celebration of First Amendment rights on Dec. 15, Bill of Rights Day.

During the 'tweetathon' Americans are being encouraged to tweet their support of free speech with the hashtag #FreeToTweet. High school and college students are also encouraged to participate with a chance to win one of 22 $5,000 scholarships by exercising their writing skills by tweeting creatively about first amendment issues (provided that their freedom of expression doesn't exceed 140 characters.)

Other artists supporting the event include Ellen DeGeneres, John Mellencamp, Ke$ha, and David Gregory.

Ironically, Twitter does not guarantee free speech. Users of the site are restricted by the company's terms of use policies. Moreover, Twitter has been on the defensive following allegations that protesters in Egypt were blocked from using the service. Occupy Wall Street protesters also alleged that Twitter was preventing 'Occupy Wall Street' from trending during the protests. Twitter subsequently issued a statement that claimed they did not interfere with OWS. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers