"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.


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    “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.”

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    “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.”

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    “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!”

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

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    “Science matters! Good luck Molly!”

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

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    “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.”

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    “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.”

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    “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”

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.

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Molly

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  • 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.”

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    “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.”

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

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    “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.”