The following is an excerpt from The Montclarion originally published on November 5, 2016
After a few opening remarks, Seth Kaper-Dale, the Green Party’s candidate for New Jersey’s 2017 governors race, warmed up the room and engaged the crowd through a responsive “the last shall be first” chant. Kaper-Dale’s speech focused on elevating those most vulnerable in society and promoting Green Party values.
If Kaper-Dale was the opening act, then Stein was the rock star. Kaper-Dale introduced Stein and the Green Party’s presidential nominee received rowdy applause and cheers from the audience.
“We are all burning green now and we’re unstoppable,” Stein said. “So many people inside of this room, and outside of this room, are refusing to be silenced.”
Stein dove into her stump speech and detailed her plan to solve the student debt crisis and make college more affordable. And, she took a shot at Donald Trump.
“We say to Donald Trump, we don’t need your friggin’ wall, we just need to stop invading other countries,” Stein said.
Stein called Clinton the “queen of corruption” before ending her speech. After her speech was over, she fielded questions from the audience.