E pluribus Unum
Throughout our nation's history, we have often allowed ourselves to be divided by anger, hate, and fear. We firmly believe that we are better together than we are apart, and cities and towns will only thrive if they find a way to unite around common purpose with shared responsibility and opportunity.
The E Pluribus Unum Fund will bring people together across the American South around the issues of race, equity, economic opportunity and violence, proving the American motto that "out of many, one," and we are better for it.
About the founder
Mitch Landrieu is a best-selling author, speaker, advisor, and the former Mayor of the City of New Orleans. When Landrieu was sworn in as the 61st Mayor of New Orleans, he inherited a city still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and in the midst of the BP Oil Spill. Under Landrieu's leadership, New Orleans is widely recognized as one of the nation’s great comeback stories.
In 2015, Landrieu was was named “Public Official of the Year” by Governing, and in 2016 was voted “America’s top turnaround mayor” in a survey of mayors, compiled by Politico. He gained national prominence for his powerful decision to take down four Confederate monuments in New Orleans. The courage and leadership Landrieu showed in advocating and overseeing the removal of the statues also earned him the prestigious John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.
In his New York Times best-selling book, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, Landrieu recounts his personal journey confronting racism, and tackles the broader history of slavery, race relations, and institutional inequalities that still plague America. Growing up in a politically active and socially conscious family, Landrieu’s political roots run deep in Louisiana, where he served two terms as lieutenant governor and 16 years in the state legislature. He also served as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Mitch and his wife Cheryl have five children.