For Immediate Release
June 1, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on Their Victories in the Primary Election for Lancaster City Council
Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on their victories in the primary election for Lancaster City Council. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to congratulate Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on their primary victories. Since being elected in 2017, these two women have led the way on issues like access to affordable health care, combating lead contamination, and addressing the opioid epidemic. We look forward to seeing these two leaders prevail in the upcoming general election.”
Faith Craig is a mother, grandmother, and small business owner in Lancaster. She began on the Lancaster City Council in 2018, and has served as the chairwoman of the City Council Economic Development & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee. She also serves the Lancaster community as a judge of elections and poll clerk.
Janet Diaz, a product of the Lancaster public education system, is the first Latina serving on the Lancaster City Council and was elected in 2017. During her time, she has served as the chairwoman of the City Council Personnel Committee. She works as a stroke registrar and volunteers as a YMCA sexual assault advocate.
EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $700 million to elect Democratic pro-choice women candidates. With a grassroots community of over five million members, EMILY's List helps Democratic women win competitive campaigns – across the country and up and down the ballot – by recruiting and training candidates, supporting and helping build strong campaigns, researching the issues that impact women and families, running nearly $50 million in independent expenditures in the last cycle alone, and turning out women voters and voters of color to the polls. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect the country's first woman as vice president, 157 women to the House, 26 to the Senate, 16 governors, and more than 1,300 women to state and local office. More than 40 percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. After the 2016 election, more than 60,000 women reached out to EMILY's List about running for office laying the groundwork for the next decade of candidates for local, state, and national offices. In our effort to elect more women in offices across the country, we have created our Run to Win program, expanded our training program, including a Training Center online, and trained thousands of women.