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EMILYs List on Joyce Craig’s Victory in the Manchester Mayoral Election

November 7, 2017

November 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement on Joyce Craig’s win in Manchester’s mayoral race.
“We are proud to congratulate Joyce Craig on her history-making victory today,” said EMILYs List President Stephanie Schriock. “Joyce is a committed public servant and passionate education advocate who is clearly the right person to move Manchester forward. EMILYs List endorsed her because we know she will bring strong policy solutions and much-needed new leadership to her city.” 

Joyce Craig is a former school board member and alderman in the city of Manchester. During her time as alderman, Joyce worked in a bipartisan way to improve the city's schools, invest in infrastructure improvements, and reduce crime. She will be the first woman mayor of Manchester, NH.

EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $500 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates – making them one of the most successful political organizations ever. Our grassroots community of over five million members helps Democratic women wage competitive campaigns – and win. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research the issues that impact women and families, and turn out women voters. Since our founding in 1985, we have helped elect 116 women to the House, 23 to the Senate, 12 governors, and over 800 to state and local office. Forty percent of the candidates EMILYs List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color. Since the 2016 election, thousands of women and counting have reached out to us about running for office. To harness this energy, EMILYs List has launched Run to Win, an unprecedented effort to get more women to run at the local, state, and national levels.