2019 was a successful year for E Pluribus Unum. We truly could not have accomplished so much or gotten this far without our partners across the country, the more than 800 individuals and advocates across the South who shared their experiences with us, the dozens of organizations and leaders who facilitated these conversations, and our supporters.

We hope that you will join us as we continue our work in 2020.

My hope in this new year is that we can continue to work toward breaking down the barriers that divide us. This work is hard but necessary for the future of our country.


Mitch Landrieu
Founder and President

Let’s remember all the work we’ve done together in 2019.

While traveling across the South meeting people in their communities, we heard some hard truths. It’s important to appreciate all that have learned together. In these 28 communities, we asked, “How do we find common ground on the critical issues affecting race and class in America?”

As we reflect on 2019 and prepare for 2020, we’ve prepared a Wishlist for 2020 to engage our supporters and followers in coming together to advance collective thoughts and solutions to support the work ahead. Take a look at our wishes below:


While we celebrated many milestones for EPU in 2019, we have just as much — if not more — work ahead in the new year. In the first quarter of 2020, we will roll out a number of major initiatives. Our team has built a series of programs and initiatives to cultivate courageous leaders who are committed to realizing an inclusive vision for a new South, champion transformative policies to reverse the enduring harms of America’s Jim Crow era past for those who continue to experience them today, and change narratives that perpetuate systemic and interpersonal racism in order to shift people’s attitudes and behaviors.