Who We Are
We seek to transcend the current tribalism of American politics and to strengthen American democracy through civil, local engagement. The Foundation’s mission is to promote and facilitate the conversations necessary to reinvigorate a national, unifying commitment to the shared obligations of citizenship in a democracy. Through local engagement, we seek to renew the cultural and economic relationships that unite, strengthen, and sustain American communities.
The E Pluribus Unum Foundation's flagship 3142 Program aims to assist people at the grass-roots county level in America to work together to identify and address shared local issues. Together we are reinvigorating the values of community, participation and shared obligations to all.
3142 = 1
E Pluribus Unum: out of many, one.
The promise of a free democracy includes the notion that people can be actively engaged in matters that they care about. This is much more than voting, important though that is. The E Pluribus Unum Foundation aims to assist people at the grass-roots in America to work together to identify and address shared local issues. This should help reinvigorate values of community, participation and shared obligations to all.
Political contest at national levels in America is currently massively polarized, dividing Americans. The EPU Foundation leaves national politics to national players. Our focus is on assisting local communities to bridge local differences by addressing the issues that they identify as important to them. Our goal is to roll out a program of local discussions and local actions across as many of the 3142 counties as welcome the engagement. Most localities in America have diverse groups that make up their communities. The synthesis of ‘E Pluribus Unum’ is not a suggestion that such diversity should be homogenized, just the contrary: the ‘Unum’ (one) of the Foundation is the bridge that celebrates diversity by addressing shared issues, together.