Dr. Mary Headrick Calls For Voters To Get Involved

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

 Dr. Mary Headrick says in a Labor Day speech, “Grassroots participation in elections is the only thing that stands in the way of billionaires and corporations taking over democracy in the United States of America.”

In her keynote speech at the East Tennessee Labor Day Picnic, the candidate for the 3rd US Congressional District addressed the audience of over 200.  She said,"  Fleischmann versus Headrick comes down to big outside money versus the people of Tennessee's 3rd District. If we are going to save our democracy, we have to beat Fleischmann's outside money by working together to get out our message.

"We must let people know that there is only one candidate in this race who will protect Social Security and Medicare,  support public education, vote to raise the minimum wage, and insure that good jobs stay in the U.S. in an honest economy."

Dr. Headrick stated that she "wants the hard-working people of Tennessee's Third District to invest in her campaign with their time. Otherwise we will continue to have  a Congressman owned by large corporations,  wealthy donors, and Washington PACS.

“An hour of grassroots work by a volunteer is a $10 contribution to the campaign. Our time is every bit as strong as their money. Level this playing field by doing simple things, like wearing a candidate's shirt or name tag, proudly displaying a bumper sticker, making a few phone calls or knocking on some doors."

Dr. Headrick said, "If we want to make government work for “We the People” we have to keep big money from owning the government by actively supporting and working for candidates who will put people first. 

“Don’t let millionaires, billionaires, and Washington PACs  buy our elections.  Drop everything and vote... And make your vote count even more by volunteering.”

Dr. Headrick has a degree in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, an M.S. In Computer Science, a Medical Degree, and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She is also a wife, mother, and grandmother.

Chattanooga Fire Department Stations Host Halloween Open Houses

There were some early visitors to the Chattanooga Fire Department’s Halloween Open House Friday afternoon. Ashley Kuehn brought her two kids, dressed in Halloween costumes that had a definite firefighter theme. Daughter Crimson wore a Dalmatian costume while Stetson wore custom-made firefighter turnout gear. The department’s Halloween Open House is officially from 6-8 p.m. on ... (click for more)

Bradley County Mobile Command Post To Be At Downtown Block Party In Cleveland

The Bradley County Mobile Command Post will be at Friday night’s Downtown Block Party in Cleveland. The first 3,000 children to stop by the Command Post, at the northwest corner of the courthouse, will receive a Bradley County Sheriff’s Office re-usable treat bag…filled with candy. Sheriff Watson invites one and all to visit.   (click for more)

Chickamauga Lock To Reopen As Soon As Next Thursday

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District  plans to reopen Chickamauga Lock to all navigation traffic as early as next Thursday. An inspection of the upper gate anchorage and a repair plan were completed today. Chickamauga Lock closed on Monday after a routine inspection revealed a crack in the anchorage of the upper gate. Lt. Col. John Hudson, commander ... (click for more)

Downtown Chattanooga Apartment Complex That Brought $3 Million Profit Exempt From Most Taxes Until 2022 Under PILOT

A downtown Chattanooga apartment complex that recently was sold at a $3 million profit is exempt from most property taxes through 2022 under a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement.   No payment of school taxes was included in the deal for Walnut Commons at Walnut Street and Aquarium Way.   The only taxes due on the property for the next eight ... (click for more)

A Vote For Education Is Critical In Tennessee

In a state where just 28 percent of eighth graders are proficient in math and 33 percent are proficient in reading according to national assessments, education is deserving of more attention in 2014 elections. Across the country, more parents are making informed decisions about their child’s education, but for Volunteer State parents without resources, choices are difficult to come ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In November

As the first day of November arrives today, it is cold enough in my garden to officially certify that fall has fell! There are even signs of ice on the ground but there is a bounty crop of acorns so, in keeping with our monthly tradition, some will get shiny acorns and others will get a chunk of cold ice: A SHINY ACORN for Patriots football coach Bill Belichick for scoffing at ... (click for more)