E Pluribus Unum’s Founder & President Mitch Landrieu pens piece for CNN in wake of Hurricane Ida
In a piece today for CNN, Landrieu reflects on the lessons learned from past hurricanes and natural disasters, calls upon our state and federally elected leaders to finally–and meaningfully–address our changing climate, and highlights the need to prioritize the South’s most vulnerable communities through the recovery process.
“The recovery from Hurricane Ida, like our long journey after Katrina, will take time. It will also take a commitment from the federal government, along with states, cities and communities, to reinvest and rebuild in smarter ways.
While natural disasters and systemic inequity continue to shape the South, we determine our path forward. Ida will not be the last storm and certainly not our last challenge. No one should be surprised that the people of Louisiana refuse to bow down or be beaten by a storm or a virus. Through it all, we will continue taking care of each other.
Cleanup has already begun, and we will power through with a helping hand and an open heart until we can all get back on our feet. We have been here before. We’ll be here again. Hurricane Ida has shown us again that we are all connected and truly better together, creating a stronger South and nation. We will come back and write our story — a better story, together.”
Click here to read Mitch’s piece in full.