Englewood Political Task Force

Englewood Political Task Force Englewood Political Task Force is an organization formed in 2003 to address social, economic, and political empowerment in Englewood Since 2003 EPTF has been responsible for placing young black men and women on over 850 construction related jobs with an average hourly wage of 28.50 per hour.
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The thought was if the economic level of a community is up, then crime and violence will be low. We believe in the social, economic,political and educational empowerment of the Englewood community and other underserved communities of color throughtout the Chicago area. We also believe that we must have controll of all aspects of our community. For the last 25+ years Englewood has been controlled by city hall and outside entities. We say no more. We have the drive, determination, and intelligence to decide and control our destiny. We shall and We will!

Operating as usual

11/17/2020
Halloween candy giveaway
11/03/2020

Halloween candy giveaway

Today I had the pleasure of receiving the first ever Hal Baskin “I see you” award.Given to individuals making a differen...
08/23/2020

Today I had the pleasure of receiving the first ever
Hal Baskin “I see you” award.
Given to individuals making a difference in the community it was an honor and a pleasure that I was the First recipient of an award named in honor of my late great mentor!!!!! EPTF at it’s finest this ones for us all guys

Our brother is missing. If anyone knows anything, they can reach out anonymously. Help us help his family!
12/28/2019

Our brother is missing. If anyone knows anything, they can reach out anonymously. Help us help his family!

12/27/2018

E.P.T. F sends it's condolences to the family of Brian Sleet. In our encounters, Brian always advocated for the people and community. He will be sorely missed.

10/05/2018

If the Laquan McDonald verdict is not guilty, do not riot or tear up the black community.

08/13/2018

Services for Hal Baskin. Saturday August 18, 2018. Wake 10 am - 11 am. Funeral 11 am - 12 pm. Freedom Temple 1459 W 74th St. Chicago.
Viewing at A R Leaks 78th Cottage Grove Friday August 17th 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

08/11/2018

It has come to our attention that there is or might be a GoFundme Page in the name of Hal Baskin. On behalf of the family. There is no fundraising efforts for Hal Baskin or his family. Do no give money to anyone or any group.
Keith Harris

07/26/2018
From tragedy comes triumph.
07/25/2018

From tragedy comes triumph.

Coming soon!
06/18/2018

Coming soon!

06/18/2018
06/12/2018

E.P T.F sends condolences to Mark Allen and the Allen family on the passing of their patriarch.

04/09/2018

The Englewood Political Task Force is supporting 16th Ward Alderman Toni Foulkes for re-election in 2019. The people over egos and politics!

There is no way this officer should still be on the force. 2 deaths and Supt. Johnson thinks this is justified?  Seems l...
03/29/2018
CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson backs officer in LeGrier shooting

There is no way this officer should still be on the force. 2 deaths and Supt. Johnson thinks this is justified? Seems like he's reading a script. Maybe he should step down and let whoever wrote the script run the police department. He is setting the tone for a long hot summer.

http://abc7chicago.com/cpd-supt-eddie-johnson-backs-officer-in-legrier-shooting/3270406/

Police superintendent Eddie Johnson is coming to the defense of a police officer who shot and killed two people.

01/16/2018

CPS meeting on New Englewood high school and proposed school closings. Wednesday January 17, 2018. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Hamilton Park. 72nd and Normal. Englewood come let your voices be heard and presence felt. Has anybody asked you what you think? How you feel? Because the city and CPS has been telling the world the community supports the plan to close all the neighborhood high schools and build this one new school! The eyes and ears of the world are on Englewood. Come let the world hear the truth!

16th ward community ward meeting.
11/18/2017

16th ward community ward meeting.

11/11/2017
19th Annual Ryan Harris Celebration of Life Picnic & Englewood Pride Day.
07/26/2017

19th Annual Ryan Harris Celebration of Life Picnic & Englewood Pride Day.

07/21/2017

This past Wednesday, at Parker Elementary School, CPS hosted a community meeting to discuss the proposed new high school in Englewood. Somebody decided it would be a good idea to have the same presentation in 5 different rooms. Now there was more than enough space in the auditorium. So why split up community residents and parents? But they want us to believe they have the best interest of the children? Don't smell right to us!

The Mayor or CPS cannot do just do what they want to do.  We must protect our youths future.  We must make our voices he...
07/17/2017

The Mayor or CPS cannot do just do what they want to do. We must protect our youths future. We must make our voices heard! Call or Come out. See the flier below.

06/20/2017

E.P.T.F sends its prayers and condolences to the family of Cook County Commissioner Robert Steele. Commissioner Steele was a fighter and friend to the people of his district. We are saddened by the loss of this brother who had a compassionate ear and heart.

06/13/2017
Englewood Political Task Force

Englewood Political Task Force

Kennedy King College was built using Black contractors and sub-contractors. A black commander was placed in the 7th district. Englewood Square (Whole Foods ) was built by a black contractor, Toni Foulkes was elected alderman of the 16th Ward with the mayor and most of the city against her and more was done to benefit black folks because E.P.T.F put up the fight for our community. We didn't just bend over or lay down. We won't bend over and lay down on our young people and this new high school issue. We don't go along to get along. If you won't fight with us. Do not get in our way and fight against us. A fight against us is a fight against the Englewood community!

06/13/2017

Kennedy King College was built using Black contractors and sub-contractors. A black commander was placed in the 7th district. Englewood Square (Whole Foods ) was built by a black contractor, Toni Foulkes was elected alderman of the 16th Ward with the mayor and most of the city against her and more was done to benefit black folks because E.P.T.F put up the fight for our community. We didn't just bend over or lay down. We won't bend over and lay down on our young people and this new high school issue. We don't go along to get along. If you won't fight with us. Do not get in our way and fight against us. A fight against us is a fight against the Englewood community!

06/12/2017

Question for Englewood residents or former students of Robeson, Harper, Hope and Englewood only. What are your thoughts about this new high school and the closing of the schools mentioned above?

06/12/2017
Englewood Political Task Force

Englewood Political Task Force

For the record, E.P.T.F is not against a new high school being built in Englewood. We are against the closing of neighborhood schools that have not been given the resources to be successful. We're against the idea being pushed down our throats by operatives of the Mayor and CPS. We're against students, parents and the community not being included in the process. We're against outsiders (non-residents of Englewood) making decisions for us without our input. We say $1.3 million invested in each one of the following programs: (STEM), (Transportation & Logistics), (Radio/TV/Music careers), (Culinary Arts) and (Vocational/ (Trades) at each school = $26 Million, will make the schools enticing to students and parents, boost enrollment and raise the academic level.

06/12/2017

For the record, E.P.T.F is not against a new high school being built in Englewood. We are against the closing of neighborhood schools that have not been given the resources to be successful. We're against the idea being pushed down our throats by operatives of the Mayor and CPS. We're against students, parents and the community not being included in the process. We're against outsiders (non-residents of Englewood) making decisions for us without our input. We say $1.3 million invested in each one of the following programs: (STEM), (Transportation & Logistics), (Radio/TV/Music careers), (Culinary Arts) and (Vocational/ (Trades) at each school = $26 Million, will make the schools enticing to students and parents, boost enrollment and raise the academic level.

05/25/2017

The Mayor through CPS wants to close Robeson, Team Englewood, Hope and Harper High Schools and build a new $75 million dollar building for the students from these schools. CPS and it's agents use code phrases like Low enrollment, Low achieving etc.. as a reason to close the schools.

The truth is the mayor, governor and his friends have dismantled public education in the name of charter and contract schools. They have allowed charter schools to trick parents into thinking their child will get a better education at these new schools that they fund and make money from. In the meantime crying broke when it comes to investing money in the neighborhood grammar and high schools. Another truth is, parents aren't sending their kids to neighborhood schools because they don't believe the schools have anything to offer their children.

Let's do the math. For about $1,300,000 per program, our young people could have state of the art programs in STEM, Transportation & Logistics(railroad and trucking), Technology(programming and coding, Culinary arts, Vocational Trades, and the Arts (music, tv, dance etc...). That's an investment of $7,800,000 in each school for a total of $31,200,000. And, it might not even cost that much. With that $31 million dollar investment, the schools can stay open, boost enrollment and raise the academic level of the students. Now we're not the smartest light bulbs in the box, But $31 million and providing the youth new and better education opportunities makes more sense than spending $75 million with nothing new except a building.

Oh and for those of us that live in Englewood and went to some of these schools, you know what could possibly happen when you mix our youth from different parts of the community. What are your thoughts? Give some feedback. Because they, the city, CPS along with a few of their chosen agents and organizations have tried to sneak this in. Oh and tell us what high schools have they closed in white, or hispanic neighborhoods?

05/22/2017

Englewood Political Task Force (E.P.T.F) was formed in early 2003 to combat the lack of diversity on construction projects within the black community. Also to address socio-economic issues that lead to crime, violence and poverty within our community. Since it's formation, EPTF has been responsible of placing black men and women on over 863 construction related union and non-union jobs. Our members have worked on practically every project south of Roosevelt Road. EPTF is a spin-off of the 16th Ward Political Task Force an organization with a strong and rich political history having been instrumental in political campaigns on the city, county, state and federal level since 1983. More to come

04/28/2017

Our prayers and condolences go out to Ay-sha Butler and family on the passing of her father. EPTF and the P.E.A C.E Org. is at your disposal. God bless.

If you live in Englewood and have children in high school or going, you need to be at this meeting!
04/17/2017

If you live in Englewood and have children in high school or going, you need to be at this meeting!

Our prayers and condolences go out to Corey "Coach Sip" Deering and his family on the passing of his mother.  This man h...
04/01/2017

Our prayers and condolences go out to Corey "Coach Sip" Deering and his family on the passing of his mother. This man has spent the last 20 years changing and saving lives in the Englewood community. We love you little brother and are at your disposal.

03/13/2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Bobby Rush and his family on the passing of his wife Carolyn. May she rest peacefully.

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