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.