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Jordan Macha
Gulf States Representative, Sierra Club

Jordan Macha is the Gulf States Representative for Sierra Club based in New Orleans. For the past two years, Jordan has worked to move Louisiana beyond coal-fired power and encourage the investment in clean, alternative energy. In 2009, she worked with community groups to encourage Entergy to move beyond coal and cancel their proposed Little Gypsy coal-fired power plant. In 2010, Jordan worked with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to adopt a Renewable Portfolio Standard pilot program, the first in the Deep South. Currently, she is working with the Louisiana Public Service Commission to develop an Energy Efficiency program to help fund weatherization and energy efficiency projects across Louisiana. The Sierra Club has worked extensively in New Orleans developing weatherization projects since Hurricane Katrina and would like to see similar programs across the State. In the Gulf, she is working with impacted communities from the BP oil disaster to help ensure restoration to the region.

Current Topic


02/16 - Effects of Expansion: Medicaid in Louisiana

How will the lives of those who now have access to health care change?

Special Presentation


12/15 - Election 2015: An Analysis

What strategies did each of the major candidates use during the Governor's race?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


03/16 - Justice on Hold: Louisiana’s Public Defender Shortage

How serious of a problem is the shortage of public defenders in Louisiana?

Recent Topics


01/16 - Police POV: Body Cameras in Louisiana

What happens when police and the people they arrest have different versions of their encounters?


11/15 - Living Below the Line

What is living in poverty like?


10/15 - Funding the Future: Early Childhood Opportunities

How can improving early childhood programs improve the state’s educational outcomes, workforce, and economics?


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

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