"Economic justice is interconnected with racial justice, feminism, and environmental protection. You cannot truly protect vulnerable populations without providing them the means to financial independence and to have their basic needs met." - Molly

It is time to put rational and compassionate leaders with a proven track record of success into Congress! As a community advocate, Molly will actively listen to all constituents. As a scientist, Molly will use evidence and collaborate to tackle the biggest problems we face today. Together, we can build a broad coalition to heal our country and move us forward to a safer, more promising future for everybody! Together, we can ensure all Americans are economically secure.


Molly Sheehan was born and raised in Delaware and Montgomery counties. Her parents, an art teacher and an environmental scientist, worked hard but money was tight. From middle school on, Molly always had at least one job and put herself through college.

She excelled in math and science, eventually earning a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics from U Penn. Today, Molly is an award-winning scientist. She designs new proteins for medical uses, from artificial blood to cancer therapies.

Molly is also a committed public servant and has held relevant leadership positions over the years, including:
• Elected to Penn’s Health Insurance Advisory Committee, which adopted the ACA and negotiated health insurance plans for 24,000 people.
• Appointed to the Biomedical Graduate Studies Review Panel.
• Founded a civic tech firm seeking to limit money in politics.
• Co-led an immersive language education task force.

Molly and her husband, a pediatric physician, who immigrated to the U.S., have a three-year-old daughter.


Molly’s Priorities

Healthcare - Lower healthcare costs and fix inefficiencies in our healthcare system while moving the U.S. to a single-payer system of coverage.

Economy - Create innovative partnerships with Labor, Industry and Schools to establish a dynamic workforce that will stimulate a world-class tech sector in our region. Increasing the Federal minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Environment - Counteract Climate Change through the promotion of clean energies and a modernized energy infrastructure. Protect our public lands and natural resources.

Elections - Repeal Citizens United and pass public campaign financing to remove the role of money in our political processes and end voter suppression.

Education - Expand early childhood education to universal pre-K and paid family leave. Create apprenticeship and retraining programs to assist workers throughout their lives in changing economies.


We cannot do this without your help. Please consider supporting Molly's campaign. You can learn more at mollysheehan.org and watch the TIME piece.


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I'm all in for Molly Sheehan. It's time we elected fewer lawyers whose morals can be purchased by lobbyist and elect more regular people in occupations that deal in facts.”

  • endorsed

    “There is no better choice for PA-7. The Resistance is strong because of candidates like Molly Sheehan.”

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    “Biophysicist vs. Trump supporter? No contest.”

  • endorsed

    “Molly is awesome and her message is so important. We were together at meetings in Washington, and as both a scientific colleague and a potential Congressional colleague I couldn't be more excited about her run! Please support Molly for Congress!”

  • endorsed

    “We need well-informed men & women with solid science backgrounds to move our country into the future. Molly Sheehan is one of those candidates.”

  • endorsed

    “Science matters! Good luck Molly!”

  • endorsed

    “Molly Sheehan is exactly the type of candidate we need to support, promote and make sure that she gets elected!”

  • endorsed

    “Her training in science will be valuable as an advocate for environmental justice, climate change, funding for medical and scientific research as well as being a voice for logic balance with compassion for policies.”

  • endorsed

    “Not only is Molly an amazing scientist, she is knowledgeable about political issues, and genuinely cares about social justice. She is brilliant, but still willing to listen to other expertise.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Molly Sheehan because... SCIENCE. There needs to be a presence in Washington to counteract the absurd anti-fact based policy being pumped out by Big Oil's stooges”

February 6, 2018

CrowdPac Violation of Trust

Some of you may have noticed that CrowdPac recently sent all of you a solicitation to donate to a new potential competitor of mine in the Democratic Primary. The use of my personal supporter list to advertise a new candidate in my race, with no context or mention of your previous support of me or any real details about the district, is a violation of trust with the CrowdPac platform. Aside from the tone-deafness of unilaterally promoting a wealthy male on the heels of Meehan's sexual harassment scandal, this was a misuse of your emails and for that I apologize.

I thank those of you that brought this to my attention. I have filed a complaint with CrowdPac. They should be issuing you all apologies shortly and have assured me this will not happen again. You are also, always, free to unsubscribe from CrowdPac communications.

Thank you for your support of my campaign! I deeply appreciate it!

With care,

Molly

December 28, 2017

End of Quarter!

Hello Supporters!

Thank you all for supporting my campaign and following along on CrowdPac! I have been growing support throughout Pa-7 all year! We saw historic victories in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery Counties. We can continue this progressive grassroots wave through 2018 with your help!

See my end of quarter appeal over scrapple and eggs!

I believe that citizens of the PA 7th should choose their representative to Congress, not corporate lobbyists and wealthy donors. Unfortunately, campaigns are judged on our ability to raise money to reach donors and this quarter is the most important!

I will go into Party conventions and petitions this February having the numbers through this reporting period. I appreciate not only the size of a contribution, but also value the number of contributions received! Our grassroots strength is in our numbers and we can be heard through even small donations to candidates we believe in!

You can show your political strength by donating to my campaign by December 31st! I deeply appreciate the sacrifice!

With care,

Molly

June 30, 2017

Help us show Healthcare for All is #1 Priority by Midnight

Tonight is the end of the first quarter, and we are close to our goal to show we can take this seat back for compassionate, rational representation. We need 30 more donations to hit our goal. Please donate or donate again to help us reach this important goal!

Last night, I attended a rally with friends and family in Delaware County and heard heartwrenching stories of how people's lives have been saved and improved by Medicare. We heard how our neighbors, veterans, newborn babies, spouses, mothers and friends rely on public health programs for their healthcare, to be standing there alive in our community. Yet, the GOP, with Meehan's cooperation, are moving forward to decimate Medicare and other healthcare programs we depend to to support veterans, children, and our most vulnerable.

The only way we will truly be able to maintain the protections of the ACA and make sure everybody has the ability to get quality healthcare is through a move to Universal Single Payer Healthcare. Our health system is complicated and also an important job sector of our economy, so this move has to be done carefully, without inducing austerity that can reduce quality and cripple the system. The switch has to be done with proper firewalls so the same misogynists who want to call pregnancy a pre-existing condition aren't deciding what is covered.

Fixing our healthcare system properly will require electing legislators that understand the complexity of our healthcare system. I am the only candidate running in for the 7th with any healthcare experience, having worked in biomedical research, negotiated group insurance plans, and done constituent services on health plan development, right here in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Please join me in helping me make my quarterly goal by midnight tonight, in showing the GOP that healthcare is our priority and we will fight to make sure everybody is covered!

With care, Molly



May 29, 2017

200 Donations Strong!

Thank you all for the outpouring of support! We've reached 200 CrowdPac donations today. I deeply appreciative of all of your help towards our common goal of taking our country back for rational, progressive, evidence-based decision making that will benefit all Americans.

Please spread the word! Share our website, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Medium.

With care,

Molly

April 25, 2017

Feature on TIME: I run for our future

This Earth Day was different. Rather than just a celebration and appreciation of our planet giving us life, it is a call for us to rise to defend its ability to do so. The Trump Administration and Congress, including Pat Meehan, are showing a disregard for evidence and working full-speed to enhance profits for the 1% at the expense of our health and future. 

We must defend our basic liberty to live in an inhabitable world, where we can breathe and drink our tap water freely, where we aren't afraid that our child will drink the bath water, where we fund life-saving scientific research. We must invest in our future by electing better representatives.

I spoke about my concerns for our future and why I am running for Congress in a video interview on TIME this weekend and wrote up why our anti-fact government is so disastrous. It is too easy for us to be complacent. If you are comfortable, it is time to get uncomfortable. It is time to work to improve our country for everybody who does not share those comforts right now and who will not have them in the near future.

With care,

Molly

April 14, 2017

Action Items to Keep It Going!

Thank you all for your support and helping build this amazing energy and momentum over our first week! We need to keep it going to ensure our Congressional vision of evidence-based decision making is possible.

Please consider taking one (or all!) of the actions today:

1) Spread the word! Share on Facebook, Twitter, or call/email your network or listservs who may also be passionate about our mission.

2) Make a(nother) donation. I'm officially a candidate now and committed to fighting for scientific integrity, healthcare for all and rational policy making. Please consider another donation or asking a friend to donate.

3) Visit mollysheehan.org and sign up to volunteer! My campaign relies on a variety of grassroots support.

With care,

Molly

April 10, 2017

Filed with FEC!

We are filed with the FEC today as an official candidate! Thank you all for your support. 

You can sign up for updates and volunteer with the campaign at www.mollysheehan.org.

With care,

Molly

March 26, 2017

First 100 pledges! Thank you!

Thank you for all of your support! Over 100 have pledged over $5k in the past 2 days. Momentum is growing to unseat Rep. Pat Meehan.

Meehan is continuing to show his inadequate understanding of healthcare policy and compassion for Pennsylvanians this week by finishing up "undecided" on the AHCA. Congresspeople have a responsibility to be vocal advocates for their constituents, not just vote. In this case, he managed to both be a coward and fail to come out on the right side of history after rushing to pass it through his committee. I promise I will advocate for comprehensive healthcare reform that works for Americans, not advocate for insurance companies or tax breaks for the ultra-rich.

Thank you again for your generous pledges and endorsements!

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  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “I'm all in for Molly Sheehan. It's time we elected fewer lawyers whose morals can be purchased by lobbyist and elect more regular people in occupations that deal in facts.”

  • endorsed

    “There is no better choice for PA-7. The Resistance is strong because of candidates like Molly Sheehan.”

  • endorsed

    “Biophysicist vs. Trump supporter? No contest.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Molly is awesome and her message is so important. We were together at meetings in Washington, and as both a scientific colleague and a potential Congressional colleague I couldn't be more excited about her run! Please support Molly for Congress!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “We need well-informed men & women with solid science backgrounds to move our country into the future. Molly Sheehan is one of those candidates.”

  • endorsed

    “Science matters! Good luck Molly!”

  • endorsed

    “Molly Sheehan is exactly the type of candidate we need to support, promote and make sure that she gets elected!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Her training in science will be valuable as an advocate for environmental justice, climate change, funding for medical and scientific research as well as being a voice for logic balance with compassion for policies.”

  • endorsed

    “Not only is Molly an amazing scientist, she is knowledgeable about political issues, and genuinely cares about social justice. She is brilliant, but still willing to listen to other expertise.”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Molly Sheehan because... SCIENCE. There needs to be a presence in Washington to counteract the absurd anti-fact based policy being pumped out by Big Oil's stooges”

  • endorsed

    “Evidence-based science should be the basis of sound policy decisions, and this is lacking in Washington today.”

  • endorsed

    “I Am A Frim And Deep Beliver of Science. Unlike Religion and it's Made up Fairy Tale nonsense, Science Tells You How to Get The Answer or How The Answer Came About.”

  • endorsed

    “Molly is inspiration! The U.S science and research agenda is paramount. Thanks for dipping a toe in Molly, keep going with your crowdpac!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Molly Sheehan because I believe that science is the universe evolving to study and know itself; that to refuse to study and know ourselves is a radical act not of ignorance but of resistance to our humanity; that in living into our humanity we take responsibility for each other and the earth; and that our little piece of that begins with electing thoughtful and courageous people from a variety of disciplines, particularly people of ethical intelligence like scientist Molly Sheehan.”

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    “I endorse Molly Sheehan because we need scientific, political, and sociological perspectives working together to mitigate climate change effects”

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    “I support Molly Sheehan because she is one of the most capable, focused and caring people that I have ever known. That she would consider setting scientific research that she has devoted so many years to aside to become a public servant as an elected official speaks volumes to the concern that she has for our country at present. Molly would bring a great mind and heart and immense organizational skill to this endeavor. It will take all of us to work as we are able to uphold civility, reason and compassion in these troubling times. I am proud of Molly for generously and courageously taking this step to run for office.”

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    “We need more women, more scientists in governmental offices. The Xtian right wing has hijacked the republican party and we need to return to a secular government.”