Saturday, April 21, 2007

Thank you video

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Chicagoans have always looked upon a tough fight not for the blood or bruises on fighters but to embrace the possibility of a noble outcome. Tonight, we have fought the noble fight!

Today, we, the residents, took back the 50th ward and have forced our alderman to pay attention to our voices.

Tomorrow, we will continue to talk about our achievements because there wasn't a moment of regret in any of this. We went through this together and we came out better because of it. And when we go back to the different parts of our lives again, I hope you remember the house we built on possibility. Because tonight is about what we've gained. We have come to a place that embraces hope.

This is just the beginning. I look forward to working with you to build an organization to fight for what this ward needs and deserves.


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Even though Naisy just delivered her concession speech the party is in full swing!

Polls are closed!

Polls are now closed. Stay tuned for updates and don't forget to join us at the victory party at the Piccolo Caffe, 2610 W. Peterson Ave.


The polls close in a little over an hour. If you have not voted yet, VOTE FOR NAISY! If you are voted call 5 friends and family to VOTE FOR NAISY! You can change the 50th ward for the better. HELP NAISY GET OUT THE VOTE IN THIS LAST HOUR!

Dolar campaign glossary entry #2

Smile noun - A lethal weapon used by the Dolar campaign to disarm Stone's hooligans upon approach; for instance: When a Naisy Dolar volunteer came across big Al, she smiled and Al ran away.

Pro-Stone election judges at it again!

Pro-Stone election judges in Precinct 31 just threatened to throw out the ballots of residents who have been assisted by their Filipino caregivers. Our lawyers arrived on site and with the help of a State's Attorney, were able to stop them from targeting Filipino voters. Stone supporters tried to shut down the democratic process, but we fought back and we WON.

Dolar campaign glossary entry #1

underground friendly (u.f.) noun - A supporter of Naisy Dolar who, in fear of retaliation from Berny Stone and his hooligans, works behind the scenes to support Naisy's campaign. Many u.f.'s display Stone signs in their storefronts or in the yards but provide intelligence to the Dolar campaign and also have been known to drop off food, yummy food. The u.f.'s have provided valuable assistance.

Pro-Stone Election Judges Running Amuck

If you're voting, please make sure the election judge looks for your name in a book with the master list of registered voters in your precinct.

Our campaign learned that in the 10th precinct, an election judge attempted to verify a voter with a pollsheet instead of the book of registered voters. The voter was turned away by the judge who said she was not on the list.

We also received a call that an election judge at the 25th precinct polling location, Pirchei Center (3540 W. Peterson), harassed a Dolar pollwatcher for simply checking names, which is legal.

Obviously, there are some election judges who are worried that Berny is going to lose his job.

(Pictured: Naisy interviews with CBS2 regarding incident in 25th precinct)

Naisy and Sunshine crew

Naisy visits BB's Bagels for breakfast

Naisy meets with SEIU volunteers

This morning at 10:15 AM Naisy went to our satellite location to address volunteers from the SEIU who are in the 50th ward today to help out.

Lots of media interest in 50th ward

The interest in the 50th ward is strong. While shaking hands with voters at Warren Park, Naisy was visited by TV crews from ABC7, CBS2 and NBC5, as well as a photographer from the Chicago Tribune.

If you can't beat them, buy them!

Reports are coming in that the Stone people are in the field offering to pay Dolar volunteers to canvass for Stone.

MORE TRICKS: The old misdirection.

We are getting reports that a flyer being circulated is causing confusion in the ward. The flyer is sending people to the wrong polling place. In particular, many voters are being sent to Warren Park even though it's not their polling place. We are looking for the flyer and will post it if we can get our hands on it.

Brendan Reilly is in the house!

Brendan Reilly, alderman-elect for the 42nd ward, just dropped in and is headed to Warren Park to shake hands with Naisy.

More friends helping out!
Greg Brewer is lending a hand today as a pollwatcher for Naisy. Thanks Greg!

Update: Naisy and Brendan posed for a pic for us.

BREAKING: Early fraud allegations

This morning 2 voters came into the office and alleged that as they were casting ballots at the Congregation Ezras Israel, they saw a man handing out Stone literature to 4 younger voters inside the polling place. The allegation: after the younger voters checked in with the election judges, but before they voted, they were directed to another man wearing a tie who handed out Stone literature. It is unclear whether this man was an election judge or a pollwatcher. Lawyers are on the way.

The location is:
Congregation Ezras Israel (Basement social room)
7001 N. California

Another voter alleged that a Stone pollwatcher is intimidating voters, touching voting machines and coordinating literature passing with Stone volunteers outside the Mesopotamia Club, 3109 W. Devon Ave. Again, the Chicago Board of Elections has been contacted and the legal team has been dispactched.

They got tricks!

This morning as a member of our crew was out door hanging in the northern part of the ward, he stumbled across a new trick by Stone's henchmen: instead of stealing signs off of private property, they now put Stone signs in front of Dolar signs.

This time the revolution will be televised!

Beginning at 4:30 AM, staff, volunteers and a crack team of lawyers began streaming into Naisy Dolar campaign headquarters eager to bring change to the 50th ward. Hopped up on Red Bull, coffee and pure adrenaline, the crew is eager and motivated!

It is election day!

Shot on Febraury 27, 2007, never before seen behind the scenes footage of Naisy Dolar and her campaign staff when they learned she was in a run-off against Berny Stone. This was shown to Naisy Dolar precinct captains on the eve of her April 17, 2007 run-off.