Kaper-Dale Campaign Protests NJ Water Crisis

On Wednesday, August 16th, the Kaper-Dale for Governor campaign announced that Milltown and Newark, two New Jersey cities, has equal to or higher water lead toxicity levels than Flint, Michigan. The event where this announcement was made was held at the NJ Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, New Jersey. Workers and passersby stopped to witness and join the rally. Workers also sympathized with the protest, but cited their lack of resources as a reason for the problems.

"There is another kind of violence these first weeks of August than what we saw in Charlottesville. The violence of silence. Silence regarding a public health crisis in Newark and Milltown that also threatens all of us," said Kaper-Dale in his speech.

The campaign has announced that it intends to pay Newark residents $15/hr to help increase education about this water crisis.

Kaper-Dale is running for Governor in the Green Party of New Jersey, alongside running mate Lisa Durden, who the campaign calls "a voice for the marginalized, from Black lives to women and children; a voice who puts the last, first."

Other speakers included Barry Bendar, Green Party candidate for Freeholder in Ocean County; Aaron Hyndman, Green Party NJ co-chair and LD 24 Assembly candidate; Troy Knight-Napper, LD 28 State Senate candidate; Sean Stratton LD 18 Assembly candidate; and Carol Gay, Our Revolution Ocean County & NJ Industrial Workers Union.

The general election to elect the next Governor of New Jersey will take place on November 7th.

Lisa Durden and the Burden of the False Angry Black Woman Narrative

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The black person's burden of managing white fragility is as old as slavery. Dr. Joy DeGruy speaks of this in her groundbreaking book, Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome. There is a delicate balance between the comfort of maintaining a superior cast system and the guilt of protecting it. And still today, people vastly underestimate the extent to which black lives are filled with a level of racial stress that most white people are not exposed to and simply couldn't deal with. Lisa Durden, a talk show host, pop-culture commentator, film curator and adjunct professor, went on Fox News to discuss the New York City Black Lives Matter chapter's Memorial Day party, where they asked that if people did not identify as part of the African Diaspora, that they not attend. Durden went head-to-head with Tucker Carlson to explain why she supported the New York City Black Lives Matter chapter's decision. Durden argued that as Memorial Day was founded by disenfranchised blacks, and as blacks continue to be disenfranchised in America, she understood the need for the NYC Black Lives Matter chapter to ask for a safe space to celebrate this legacy.

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Stein: "This Is A Breakthrough Moment for Greens Everywhere"

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New Jersey Greens are running Seth Kaper-Dale as a 2017 candidate for governor.

Kaper-Dale is a high profile pastor and social justice advocate. He "has a well organized campaign," according to national Greens Media Director, Mr. Scott McLarty.

"The attention the [Kaper-Dale] campaign brings, makes his competition important," McLarty said in comments for IVN.

Kaper-Dale has had extensive media coverage in religious publications, and major news outlets, for his social advocacy. His work building homes for young adults who have aged out of foster care was featured in, among others, PBS's Religion and Ethics Weekly.

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Durden announcement makes Politico's New Jersey Playbook

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— Green party candidate @KaperDaleForGov tweets: "Yes, @Lisardurden will be my Lt. Gov. I can't wait for Lisa, a voice for marginalized communities, to fight with me to put the last first." Durden is the Essex County Community College professor fired over comments she made about Black Lives Matter on Fox News.

—NJ Advance Media's Karen Yi: "'I've never heard of a politician who stood strong on the angle of social issues in addition to crime, education and health care,' Durden told NJ Advance Media. She says she was particularly drawn to the core message of Kaper-Dale's platform: The last are the first. 'He feels from the bottom up is how we should work, it's about priorities,' she said. Durden, who has never run for public office and switched her party affiliation from a Democrat last month, said Kaper-Dale speaks to the issues she's spent her life advocating for: Black Lives Matter, women's issues and the fight against mass incarceration. 'What's right sometimes isn't always comfortable,' she said." Read the report

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You'll never guess what the professor fired for comments on Fox News is doing now

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The fired adjunct professor who made national headlines when she was ousted for her comments on a Fox News television show is joining the Green Party ticket as a candidate for lieutenant governor. 

Lisa Durden, 53, of Newark, announced Tuesday she was joining Seth Kaper-Dale's gubernatorial campaign. Kaper-Dale is a pastor at the Reformed Church of Highland Park. 

"I've never heard of a politician who stood strong on the angle of social issues in addition to crime, education and health care," Durden told NJ Advance Media. She says she was particularly drawn to the core message of Kaper-Dale's platform: The last are the first.

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Professor, fired for Fox News segment, enters N.J. gubernatorial race

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Lisa Durden, a former adjunct communications professor at Essex County College who was fired after making controversial comments during an interview on Fox News, has entered politics.

New Jersey Green Party gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale named Durden, 53 of Newark, as his pick for lieutenant governor Tuesday, becoming the first candidate in the race to announce a second in command.

"We need the lens through which Lisa Durden sees the world," Kaper-Dale said in a news release. "Could you imagine debates this fall, friends, with Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor and activist going up against Goldman Sachs and Christie's Lieutenant Governor? Could you imagine debates with Lisa Durden going up against anyone the two corporate candidates might choose?"

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Kaper-Dale Taps Fired Professor Lisa Durden for Lt. Governor

NEWARK, NJ-- On Tuesday, July 25th, New Jersey Green Party gubernatorial candidate Seth Kaper-Dale named Lisa Durden as his running mate. According to WBGO.org, Kaper-Dale was the first candidate in the race to announce a Lt. Governor. The announcement came via press conference in Durden's hometown of Newark, New Jersey.

Durden's website refers to her as "a strong fixture in her community, holding such positions as Vice Chair of Membership for Diversity Newark, formerly a New Jersey based organization that helped to bring diverse groups of people together in Newark and the surrounding cities." Durden gained national attention after being fired by Essex County College from an Adjunct Professorship following appearing as an expert commentator on the Fox News Tucker Carlson Show, where she defended a Black Lives Matter event for inviting exclusively African-Americans.

Kaper-Dale, who has branded himself as the "only progressive running", is running on a platform that "puts the last first", according to his campaign. His campaign claims he is the only candidate to support Medicare for all in New Jersey at a time when federal health funding is threatened in Congress. His platform also includes the elimination of greenhouse emissions, a halt to all fossil fuel pipeline expansion, restoring both the right to vote and the right to a minimum wage for the incarcerated and the legalization of marijuana.

In making the announcement, Kaper-Dale said the following, "We need the lens through which Lisa Durden sees the world...could you imagine debates this fall, friends, with Seth Kaper-Dale, pastor and activist going up against Goldman Sachs and Christie's Lieutenant Governor?  Could you imagine debates with Lisa Durden going up against anyone the two corporate candidates might choose?"

"We're running for the people, period. We've been doing this. I've been doing this, Seth has been doing this; I've seen it with my eyes...I'm going to ask you  a rhetorical question, aren't you sick of politics as usual," said Durden in her speech.

The Kaper-Dale/Durden ticket is running on the slogan "We're Running for Governor".

The general election will take place on November 7th.

Green Party Make NJ Lt. Gov Pick

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Green Party candidate for Governor Seth Kaper-Dale says 3rd parties have a history of underperforming in elections, but in this case, he likes his chances against the Democrat and Republican choices.

"I only have to go up against two people and one of them is a Goldman Sachs poster boy, and the other is a Chris Christie poster girl.  We should be able to beat those two," Kaper-Dale said.

Kaper-Dale picks television news personality Lisa Durden as the party's choice for Lieutenant Governor.  Durden was the subject of controversy after losing her adjunct professor position at Essex County College following an appearance on Fox News.  Now she hopes to shake up New Jersey politics.

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Candidate Kaper-Dale to Announce Lt. Governor

NEWARK, NJ-- On Tuesday, July 25th at 11 am, the Kaper-Dale for Governor campaign will announce its candidate for  Lieutenant Governor, via a press conference. The conference will be held near the entrance to Beth Israel Hospital, Newark (201 Lyons Ave, Newark, NJ 07112) on the corner of Schuyler and Lyons Avenues.

Seth Kaper-Dale is running for governor in the Green Party of New Jersey.  His work with homeless veterans, refugees, incarcerated persons, teens aging out of foster care, and the environment has gained him recognition in various news outlets in the tri-state area, according to his campaign. He also states that he is the only candidate who fully supports a single payer medicare for all system in New Jersey.

Regarding the announcement, Kaper-Dale said, "We are really excited about our pick, and what they will do, not only for helping the campaign, but for helping make the state of New Jersey a better place for all. We're going to win this.  The numbers prove that we can. We can't wait to make this announcement, and begin work with our running-mate on the path to Trenton."

"Sixty-one percent of NJ registered voters in the last gubernatorial election in New Jersey stayed home. Only 13% voted in this June's primary. The Goldman Sachs candidate took less than half of the Democratic vote within that 13%. This announcement will help us galvanize those who have been left out and relegated to the bottom for far too long," said Geoff Herzog, Campaign Manager.

Up until now, the only hint as to who Kaper-Dale might pick, is his choice of Newark as the location to make this announcement. Both the Democratic and Republican candidates have yet to finalize their respective choices.

New Jersey is one of only two states holding a gubernatorial race; the general election will take place on November 7th.