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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.

Leadership

Cultivating courageous leaders committed to realizing a vision for a more equitable, inclusive South

Policy

Accelerating change to create equal access to opportunity, democracy, safety, and protection under the law at the local, state, and federal levels

Research

Identifying where inequities exist, their structural cause, and the environments and conditions that perpetuate them

Narrative Change

Shifting people’s attitudes and behaviors by encouraging open, honest discussions to change narratives that preserve systemic and interpersonal racism

OUR FOCUS

Social Justice

Our commitment to justice demands not only fair treatment but equal protection under the law.

Racial Equity

We can chart a new course for the South, one that centers on racial equity and moves towards collective action.

"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

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