Bernie and AOC in NYC. Cr: Daily KOS

The night Trump was elected, I woke at 3am, saw the results, walked into my then 2-year-old daughter’s room to look at her perfectness and imagine her growing up in a world where a self-admitted sexual predator is President. I wept beside her bed until I fell back asleep on the rug.

I’ve told that anecdote many times on the campaign trail, about what lit a fire in me as a survivor of sexual abuse enough to leave my career in the sciences to run for US Congress. I ran in 2018 on a progressive platform of medicare for all…


Having children has made me increasingly aware of the existential crisis that climate change presents. I worry about how we will create a livable future for them, and what sorts of hardships our past and current extravagances and stubbornness will create. While we need more research and development of green technologies at a national level, there is also an abundance of current green technologies and methods of conservation that we are vastly under-utilizing. Legislation supporting this transition needs to occur at every level.

The reality is that in order to provide a just future for our children, we need to…


People have been asking me for my endorsements for Nov 6th (tomorrow!), so here we go…

Vote for the Democrats

First, go vote like your life depends on it because a lot of people’s lives do depend on it. Remember, there is no such thing as other people’s children.

Next, I endorse every single Democrat. I’m not trying to be cute, and I’m not a blind Party loyalist. I see the value of voting 3rd Party and Independent sometimes. This is not one of those times.

Our country is on the brink of fascism, with increases in targeted violence against minorities, with inhumane treatment…


On Wednesday, I received a call from Greg Vitali, who is also running for the 5th Congressional district. He mentioned how we share many of the same values, particularly when it comes to money in politics and the environment. Greg commended how strong I am on campaign finance reform, which is one of his issues in Harrisburg. He mentioned how as a scientist I understand climate change and its importance. I agree. …


cr: Vladislav Klapin

We must evolve our understanding of what foreign policy is and transform US foreign policy to the needs of our modern world. For far too long our foreign policy has been dominated from a perspective of military strength and intervention in order to assert American interests abroad, whether to facilitate business or under the guise of imposing democracy on nations thought to pose a threat to our sovereignty. In doing so we have wasted trillions of dollars meddling in the affairs of other nations and propped up unjust and totalitarian regimes which have caused irreparable disruption and damage to once…


Source: The Cut, The Other Women’s March on Washington

More than 12 million Pennsylvanians are represented by 20 Representatives in Washington D.C. — and all 20 of those Representatives are men. While Pennsylvania women have, sadly, grown accustomed to this lack of representation in recent years, sexual harassment claims against the two biggest fundraisers in my own congressional district are a clear sign that it’s time to change the rules.

It is glaringly apparent that we need new voices of feminism at the table to craft the policies of our own lives. We must also remove men who abuse women from positions in which they make policy for those…


cr: NASA

As a child, I loved to go to the library and read encyclopedias. I was elated when I got my very own for Christmas. Like most families, we had a landline next to telephone books and directories, rabbit ears on our television, a newspaper showed up on Sunday, and main streets had lots of shops and local services. We got our first computer with internet in 1995, boasting Windows ’93 and a dial-up AOL connection that only took about 5 minutes to connect to so long as nobody picked up the phone. Living rurally, I was excited to message my…


Meehan and Ryan selling tax plan in Aston (cr. Delco Times)

Dear Rep. Patrick Meehan,

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. Your actions will be economically disastrous for tens of millions of American workers and their families and represent a massive transferral of wealth to a small segment of our population. You have made it clear from your actions on the Ways and Means committee that you are determined…


Sitting at my desk in my first year of graduate school, I heard a prominent male professor come in and give some life advice to a male graduate student the next bay over. It was a pearl of wisdom passed down to him from his adviser. “A father bull and a son bull stand on top of a hill overlooking beautiful cows. The son says, ‘Let’s run down the hill and fuck a cow.’ The father says, ‘No, son, let’s walk down the hill and fuck all the cows.’”

Up until this point in time, we have been those cows.


Rep. Meehan, talking to children, whose sexual safety he seems to value less than his job.

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.

Meehan is too busy drafting a cruel tax plan that will raise taxes for many working-class Americans so his donors can get a tax cut. His silence on Roy Moore’s child abuse makes him complicit in the election of a known predator and pedophile to the Senate. …

Molly Sheehan

Scientist. Mother. Proud Progressive. mollysheehan.org

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