Molly Sheehan sits down with Ian McLaughlin of Penn Science Policy and Diplomacy Group at the University of Pennsylvania to talk about what it's like to run for office while still working in the lab and being a mother, what got her into politics, and more.
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
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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.
In order to provide comprehensive care and lower our expenditures on healthcare costs we must ultimately move away from our private health insurance and employer-based system to a single-payer (Federal Government) system. This will reduce administrative billing waste and profits while maximally increasing quality, accessibility, efficiency, and affordability. The nature of our private market system has historically proven that it cannot, and will not adequately cover all of our citizens while containing costs.