Inaugural Legislative Update: February 2023
EPU’s Policy Team is actively monitoring the progress of equity-related legislation throughout the South during the 2023 legislative sessions.
Opportunity • Justice • Democracy
Building a more just, inclusive, and equitable South through advancing social change & racial equity
Founded by former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu in 2018, E Pluribus Unum (EPU) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose mission is to build a more equitable and inclusive South, uprooting the barriers that have long divided the region by race and class. EPU’s focus is on cultivating and empowering courageous leaders who are focused on racial equity, changing the divisive narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism, and championing transformative policy change.
E Pluribus Unum – Latin for “out of many, one” — the motto of the U.S.
Cultivating courageous leaders committed to realizing a vision for a more equitable, inclusive South
Accelerating change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state, and federal levels
Identifying where inequities exist, their structural cause, and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them
"We will remain trapped in a cycle of anger and hopelessness until more white Americans come to grips with our past."
– Mitch Landrieu, Founder & Former President of E Pluribus Unum, Former Mayor of New Orleans, LA