While our country is divided, most of us want similar things. We want a stable career, opportunity for our children, and safety. Simply, we want good lives for neighbors and ourselves. So how do we get back to a place of listening and trust where we can work together towards these goals?

Policy-making has become a team sport in Washington, fueling our divide to suit political ambitions and donors. It’s time to say enough is enough and put those who share our values back into the decision-making seats in Washington.

As a scientist, I can play a unique role in our moving towards progress. As an evidence-based decision maker, I will use the best information available to make the best decision for my constituents and the American people. I will never discount information, stories or suggestions because of the ideology of the source. I will use real evidence to find real solutions to the real problems that we face everyday.

I am not another career politician who is removed from the struggles of everyday Americans. I grew up in a family of modest means that instilled in me the values of fighting for economic and social justice for others when I have the privilege. Now, I am a scientist and mother working to improve the lives of those in southeast Pennsylvania. I work to improve healthcare through scientific innovation and serve my communities locally and abroad through youth community building. 

I am an internationally-awarded biophysicist for my current work developing new types of medical imaging for cancer treatment. I have also worked towards developing battlefield- and remote hospital-ready blood substitutes. I love developing new technologies, but I know the healthcare needs of Americans are urgent and first based in affordable access. I served on the insurance-buying board at the University of Pennsylvania, negotiating insurance plans for all students, during the ACA rollout. I am prepared to advocate in complicated world of healthcare policy to achieve Single Payer healthcare coverage and increased access without turning a blind eye to the healthcare workers who care for us and are a vital part of our economy.

Single Payer healthcare and improved job retraining resources will allow working Americans to pivot in our changing economy and spend more time with our families and communities. We need to be unshackled from our jobs because of benefits, and support small business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to grow businesses to improve their communities. Support of apprenticeship programs and expanding Pell Grants for job retraining are necessary for people to train for the new economy without leaving the workforce. Policy needs to support those who do the hard work of supporting our economy every day.

I will bring creative problem-solving to issues such as the environmenthealthcare reform, job creation, science funding, and making evidence-based decisions on all types of policy. As the wife of a naturalized citizen and a mother, I will also serve as an advocate for early childhood education, paid maternity leave, civil rights and inclusive immigration reform.

I cannot do this without your help. Please consider supporting my 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!

  • Robert J. Killian endorsed

    “Biophysicist vs. Trump supporter? No contest.”

  • Elaine DiMasi 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!”

  • Dr. Edward C. Rosner 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.”

  • Anna Parra endorsed

    “Science matters! Good luck Molly!”

  • Rebecca Hallock endorsed

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

  • Lorena Bonilla 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.”

  • Lisa Lippert 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.”

  • Steve Pipitone 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”

  • Kelly Johnson endorsed

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

  • Giles Geetooah 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.”

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

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

  • Robert J. Killian endorsed

    “Biophysicist vs. Trump supporter? No contest.”

  • Julia Clark endorsed

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  • Elaine DiMasi 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!”

  • Ruth Keris endorsed

  • Dr. Edward C. Rosner 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.”

  • Anna Parra endorsed

    “Science matters! Good luck Molly!”

  • Madelyn levy endorsed

  • Tricia Davis-Muffett endorsed

  • Rebecca Hallock endorsed

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

  • Dan Huet endorsed

  • Morgan DeSantis endorsed

  • Lorena Bonilla 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.”

  • Gabriel Gonzalez endorsed

  • Lisa Lippert 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.”

  • Glennis Amelia Logsdon endorsed

  • Steve Pipitone 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”

  • Kelly Johnson endorsed

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

  • Giles Geetooah 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.”

  • Haley Stevens 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!”

  • Sarah Willie-LeBreton 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.”

  • Erin Berlew endorsed

  • Alison Love endorsed

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

  • Nate Ennist endorsed

  • Melanie Douty-Snipes endorsed

    “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.”

  • Barbara Slott endorsed

    “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.”

  • lina aguirre endorsed

  • Byron D. Taylor endorsed

    “Molly geniunly cares about the issues in her platform. She' is one of the brightest and most resourceful people I know. I am confident that she will use her unique perspective as a mother, wife, scientist and friend to improve the lives of people in the community where she grew up.”

  • Michael Magaraci endorsed