For Immediate Release
November 3, 2021
EMILYs List Congratulates Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on Their Reelection to the Lancaster City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, congratulated Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on their reelection to the Lancaster City Council. Laphonza Butler, president of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“The EMILYs List community is thrilled to congratulate Faith Craig and Janet Diaz on their reelection victories. Since being sworn into the City Council in 2018, these leaders have advocated for providing affordable health care, combating lead contamination, and addressing the opioid epidemic. EMILYs List is proud to continue supporting Councilwomen Craig and Diaz, and we look forward to all that they will accomplish in their next term.”
Faith Craig is a mother, grandmother, and small business owner in Lancaster, PA. She began serving on the Lancaster City Council in 2018, and she currently chairs the Council Community Planning Committee. She also serves the Lancaster community as a judge of elections and poll clerk.
Janet Diaz is a Lancaster native who — after growing up facing many hardships, including experiencing homelessness and poverty — made history as the first Latina to be elected to the City Council. On the Council, she serves as chair of the Personnel Committee and a member of the Public Works and Finance committees.
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, 158 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.