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1 for All

December 14, 2010 10:04 ET

Ke$ha Speaks Up for the First Amendment

Global Pop Sensation Joins Ranks of Artists and Celebrities in Lending Her Support to "1 for All," the National Ad Campaign That Educates Americans About Their Freedoms

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - December 14, 2010) -

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." -- First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Platinum selling singer/songwriter Ke$ha announced today that she will be the latest celebrity figure to lend her support to the national public education campaign "1 for All," which addresses a stunning lack of awareness among the American public about the freedoms granted by the First Amendment. 

"Freedom of speech is the only reason I have a career in music. I exercise that right every day, at every show and in every song. It is an invaluable right I feel every human is worthy of," said Ke$ha, who recently released Cannibal, the companion album to her platinum selling debut Animal on November 22nd. Cannibal is available for sale separately as well as bundled with Animal in a deluxe repackage called Animal + Cannibal

"1 for All" launched on July 1 of this year in a blitz of print and online advertisements that were featured using the donated space of over 1,000 participating news organizations. The campaign was established in response to recent surveys by the First Amendment Center, which found that only about 1 in 20 Americans can name all five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment.

"Ke$ha's career has been all about free expression, recording and performing music in her own way and reflecting her own beliefs," said "1 for All" founder Ken Paulson. "We're very pleased to have her lend her voice in support of freedom for all."

The unprecedented movement is the largest of its kind in scope and reach, and uses a fresh approach by featuring public figures celebrating their freedoms to tweet, rock, write, read, sing, worship, assemble, petition and much more.

Ellen DeGeneres, John Mellencamp and David Gregory of "Meet the Press" were among the first wave of performers, artists and journalists to show their support for the First Amendment by appearing in the ads.

For more information on the "1 for All" campaign, or to join their mailing list, visit www.1forall.us.

About "1 for All"

"1 for All" is a non-partisan, educational campaign that was launched in 2010 to address a general lack of awareness by the American public about the five freedoms afforded by the First Amendment. Initial support for campaign was provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Newseum, McCormick Foundation, American Society of News Editors, First Amendment Center and Gannett Foundation. In addition, more than 1,000 news organizations, religious groups and educational institutions have devoted their time and resources in support of the "1 for All" campaign.