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!

The Party of Reason and Progress endorses Molly Sheehan (PA-7) for Congress

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The Party of Reason and Progress (PORP) is dedicated to promoting reason and evidence-based decision-making in modern politics. Our mission is to implement effective and rational policies through educating the general public. We support and endorse public officials and initiatives who exemplify this approach.

Molly Sheehan has a PhD in Biophysics from University of Pennsylvania where she works as a bio-engineer developing new technologies to advance cancer research. Sheehan has consistently worked in her community towards organizing better educational opportunities for children, graduates, and women in STEM fields. Sheehan wants to combat the divisiveness and perpetual gridlock of Federal politics by adding a fresh and progressive perspective.

Some of Sheehan’s policy positions include:

  • Investing in early childhood development and education

  • Adapting to a growing and changing economy and integrating jobs training programs

  • Eliminate the administrative wastes of our current healthcare system and transition toward a single-payer system that is not profit-oriented

  • Address the series threats of climate change by investing in green energy research

  • Fix the criminal justice system which profits off of the imprisonment of Americans, eliminate the cash-bail system, and allow previous inmates to vote

Listen to Molly Sheehan’s podcast interview on PORP’s Politics within Reason

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An Open Letter to Rep. Pat Meehan on the GOP Tax Plan

An Open Letter to Rep. Pat Meehan on the GOP Tax Plan

I want to voice to you great concerns regarding the current tax packages in Congress. The legislation you have written and the Senate is about to pass will result in some of the most egregious and detrimental tax changes that have ever been inflicted upon the American public.

Moore, Franken, Trump and the Rise of Women’s Solidarity

Moore, Franken, Trump and the Rise of Women’s Solidarity

A male friend remarked about the recent revelations, “It’s dark times we are living in.” But it is not a dark time, there has been a giant light shined upon the darkness we have inhabited. I look forward to my daughter growing up in this light, where she has no secrets and can live a life without fear. I look forward to a light that clears away the shadows inside which we and our children are sexually abused. I bask in the light under which women unify.

Where is Meehan on Moore?

Where is Meehan on Moore?

Rep. Pat Meehan made a name for himself in Delaware County as a tough prosecutor. He focused on the predation of children and young girls. He has seen this epidemic with his own eyes and has no excuse for silence on Roy Moore’s exploitation and sexual assault of adolescents and teens.