Dr. Mary Headrick Calls For Voters To Get Involved

Tuesday, September 2, 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.

Special Event Street Closures For July 28-30

Friday, July 28 Nightfall Concert Series: Closures include Market from 10th to 8th, MLK Blvd. from Broad St. to Georgia Ave. from 5:30-11:59 p.m. The Nightfall Concert Series is free to the public and held each Friday till Aug. 25 outdoors in Miller Plaza. This Friday's headliner is The Greyhounds with local opener Rick Rushing and Blues Strangers beginning at 7 p.m. Visit ... (click for more)

Samaritan Center's Stock Their Lockers Begins Monday

The Samaritan Center’s Stock Their Lockers, a program that allows students kindergarten through 12th grade to receive a backpack-full of school supplies, kicked off on Monday with a special visit from Stewart Payne and his Readmobile from Read 20.   Mr. Payne spent time reading to children in the Center’s Farrow Community Corner, now transformed into a Dr. Seuss-themed ... (click for more)

3 Hikers Missing In Big Soddy Creek Gulf Area Are Found Safe

Three hikers missing since Sunday afternoon at Big Soddy Creek Gulf have been found safe. They left around noon, and were supposed to return around 6 p.m. The hikers are a married couple and their friend. They are avid hikers. Crews with the Soddy Daisy Police and Fire Departments began searching at daybreak on Monday. (click for more)

Pair Arrested In Connection With Lookout Mountain Vehicle Thefts, Break-Ins

Police on Lookout Mountain said two arrests have been made tied to the theft of  two vehicles stolen from a home in Lookout Mountain, Ga., last week.   In connection to the vehicle thefts, seven other vehicles were entered and several items were stolen. Lookout Mountain, Ga., Chief Todd Gann said, "Early  Wednesday  morning, a Georgia resident noticed ... (click for more)

Do Something To Protect Our Children

It is unconscionable in this day and age that these children had to exist in such deplorable conditions and that an innocent baby suffered and died alone in a locked car.  Yes, there is blame and accountability considering this family had child neglect charges filed a few years ago (that were apparently dropped and expunged) and a large part of the responsibility should ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Not Many Know This

The best story of the summer – by far – came out of Panama City over the Fourth of July weekend when over 80 total strangers on a Panama City beach responded to screams. Two boys, ages 14 and 11, were caught in a rip tide and all of these “angels” quickly formed a human chain -- over 80 people with their arms locked -- to stretch out in the water, reach those kids and tug them out ... (click for more)