For years, we have collectively been fighting for parental rights as God-given and fundamental. Parents have the ultimate authority to make decisions for their children and to raise them as they see fit.
Unfortunately, the growing bureaucracy and aggressive overreach of government in education and medical decisions are making it increasingly difficult for parents to make decisions for their children, leaving families in a precarious situation.
EPIC is a grassroots organization dedicated to protecting parental rights and advocating for family restoration in Illinois. We firmly believe that parents have the fundamental right to raise their children according to their beliefs and values without intervention from the state. We provide resources, support, and advocacy opportunities for parents and families who are facing challenges to their parental rights.
What we believe
Biblical Conservatism should serve as the cornerstone of public policy decisions with the divine family structure at its core.
To ensure that parents are empowered to make informed choices about their children's education, healthcare, and upbringing.
What we do
Host community events that promote sound policies and create awareness of relevant issues that threaten the divine family sturcture.
Latasha H. Fields
Parental Rights, Homeschool & Pro-life Advocate
Latasha is the co-founder of Christian Home Educators Support System, Ky'Ijel Group Christian Academy, EPIC Café, and Team Illinois. She is also the Illinois State Coordinator for ParentalRights.org.
"Parents, we cannot protect our children from everything; however, that doesn't mean we shouldn't protect them as much as we can, especially when we have the power to do so.
It is disheartening to observe the depravity in public education - it started a long time ago; the slow but steady decline should be cause for concern that the moral bar has fallen at an all-time low in our educational system.
With the quality of education declining in government schools, it is time for parents to consider other alternatives and take the necessary steps to get their kids out of these educational institutions.
By making an informed choice, parents can ensure that their children receive a quality education and are well-prepared for success in their future lives.
As parents, we play an irreplaceable role in raising, caring for, and nurturing our children. We are responsible for setting acceptable moral standards and providing protection at all times; we must do everything within our power to ensure their safety and protection."
"It's our God-given duty to protect and teach them diligently." - Deuteronomy 6
Parental Rights, Medical & Health Freedom Advocate
Angela is a wife, mother of four children, homeschool mom of two, and a parental rights and pro-life advocate.
She's also a Navy veteran and has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Trinity International University.
Angela has worked as a counselor to children and families in the mental health field, primarily within the foster care system, and now is a part-time home care aid.
She is passionate about helping people find hope and mental wellness and being a voice for the most vulnerable in our communities, whom Jesus refers to in Matthew 25:40 as "the least of them."
Angela and her husband, Demetric, live in Chicago and have been happily married for 20+ years.
"I decided that the best contribution I could make to society was to focus on my family by keeping them healthy and functional and by raising children who are healthy, happy, and, most of all, God-fearing."