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.
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.
Our foreign policy must focus on international relations. In the future we must conduct our foreign affairs with statesmanship and diplomacy. If we truly want to protect the security and welfare of our citizens, and our standing in world affairs then we must lead by an example of how we treat our citizens at home and in how we treat the peoples of foreign nations.
An unprecedented number of women are running in the 2018 election cycle. Since the 2016 election, more than 34,000 women have contacted the advocacy group Emily's List, which supports a progressive political agenda.
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.
Science Magazine shares thumbnail sketches of some of the candidates and races that the research community is watching, arranged by the dates of their state primaries. Guess who they highlight for the PA-5 race? Check it out here!
“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!
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!
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.”
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