Juandalynn Givan

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Juandalynn Givan
Alma materMiles College
OccupationLawyer, politician
Parent(s)Leroy Givan
Patricia Givan

Juandalynn Givan is an American lawyer and politician. She serves as a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, where she represents Jefferson County.[1]

At a committee meeting in March 2017, Givan said that African-Americans were more likely to get arrested for marijuana possession.[2] She was accused of playing the race card by former Representative Richard Laird, and she asked him not to attend meetings any more.[2]

In May 2017, she opposed the bill for the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act, which would make it harder to remove Confederate monuments in Alabama; she argued, "This type of legislation ... continues to put Alabama in a negative light, which it is known for racism, discrimination."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REPRESENTATIVE GIVAN, JUANDALYNN". The Alabama Legislature. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "'Race card' comment during marijuana debate angers Alabama lawmaker". The Birmingham News. March 16, 2017. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  3. ^ Hoplowitz, Howard (April 27, 2017). "Alabama House passes monument preservation bill after heated debate". The Birmingham News. Retrieved May 20, 2017.