For Immediate Release
May 5, 2021
EMILYs List Endorses Faith Craig and Janet Diaz for Reelection to the Lancaster City Council
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, endorsed Council Members Faith Craig and Janet Diaz for reelection to the city council of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Emily Cain, executive director of EMILYs List, released the following statement:
“EMILYs List is proud to endorse Council Members Faith Craig and Janet Diaz for reelection to the Lancaster City Council. Since being elected in 2018, these two women have dedicated their time to improving the lives of Lancaster families. While on the council, Faith and Janet’s commitment to addressing key health and safety issues, such as quality, affordable health care, lead contamination, and the opioid crisis has been unwavering. We are thrilled to support them in their reelection and know they will continue to serve the people of Lancaster honorably.”
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 2018. 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.