Postdoc hopes Pennsylvania voters will help her re-engineer how to run for Congress

Postdoc hopes Pennsylvania voters will help her re-engineer how to run for Congress

This story is the first in a three-part series on candidates with considerable scientific training who are running as Democrats for the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania. Their first test is the 15 May primary.

Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

It is clear we need common sense gun regulation for the public safety and I strongly believe that Constitution authorizes such regulation.  The Supreme Court itself has acknowledged that the right to gun ownership is not without limits. I believe that we must strengthen our background check system, close loopholes in existing laws and we must create new legislation more strident in the banning of military-style and semi-automatic assault weapons or adapters allowing other guns to be manipulated into rapid-firing weapons.

After PA Redistricting, Democratic Party Leaders Try to Pick Their Own Primary Winner (Truthout)

As the Delaware County Democrats look to back their own candidate in opposition to a powerful, politically-tied union in Philadelphia, progressives and other candidates outside the county are caught in the crossfire. Check out the article here.

Scientists hit the campaign trail in hopes of making Congress work better.

“Most academics don't make a lot of money,” says Molly Sheehan, a bioengineering postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. She's running as a Democrat in the [fifth] congressional district of Pennsylvania, an open seat in suburban Philadelphia. “They also aren't like lawyers, who view their political donations as a business expense and are willing to shell out $1000..." Read more of what Molly had to say here!

Cenk Uygur interviews Molly Sheehan on The Young Turks News Show

Cenk Uygur interviews Molly Sheehan on The Young Turks News Show

Molly Sheehan sat down with Cenk Uygur to talk about her campaign's focus on remaining grassroots and strongly progressive. The Young Turks is the largest online news show in the world and is dedicated to progressive politics. With over 3.5 million subscribers, it's truly an honor to be featured on their show!

Philadelphia Public Record Highlights Molly's Decision to Run in the New 5th District

Scientist Molly Sheehan announced on Tuesday that she will run for the seat in the newly drawn Pennsylvania 5th district to represent Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.


Sheehan was born and raised in Delaware and Montgomery counties and lived in both for most of her life. She completed her Ph.D. in biochemistry and biophysics and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. “I have been fortunate to live in South Philadelphia” she said. “Since I had my daughter in Pennsport, I have been active in both the UPenn and South Philadelphia parents’ communities, serving on boards and task forces for education and healthcare.”

STEM inspired fashion brand, Shenova, shouts out Molly Sheehan's campaign!

Shenova, a clothing label based in San Francisco, creates high quality apparel inspired by women in STEM. It made perfect sense when they reached out to share a profile of my campaign. As a company that creates apparel inspired by women in STEM, it is an honor to receive their support. Check out my feature on their blog!