Juana Summers


Juana Summers is an education reporter at NPR

Juana Summers appears in the following:

House Lawmakers Launch Fresh Efforts To Overhaul Nation's Gun Laws

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers is introducing a measure that would require background checks for all gun sales.


Youth Activists Are Heard In Biden's White House, But They Want To See More Action

Thursday, February 25, 2021

The White House is consulting young activists on a range of policy, but they are still pressing Biden publicly for aggressive action on immigration, gun control and other issues.


Spanish — And Latinos — Should Be More Than An Election Year Afterthought, Group Says

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Voto Latino is encouraging members of Congress to learn to speak Spanish fluently and pressing them to reach out to Latino constituents in substantive ways between campaign seasons.


Politicians Encouraged To Learn Spanish, Not Just Fake It During Campaigns

Friday, February 12, 2021

The advocacy group Voto Latino is stressing the need for year-round, bilingual engagement with Latino constituents. They're also calling out feeble attempts many candidates make to speak Spanish.


For Biden Administration, Equity Initiatives Are A Moral Imperative

Saturday, February 06, 2021

The president's early focus on equity is an attempt to account for differences in need among people with historically disadvantaged backgrounds. But those efforts are not without critics.


Biden Administration Focuses On Racial Equity, Faces Backlash From Conservatives

Friday, February 05, 2021

President Biden's early days in office have included a focus on racial equity, arguing that it is the responsibility of the federal government. But that focus is facing backlash among conservatives.


'Fully Erased': With Harris' Rise, There Are No Black Women In The Senate

Monday, February 01, 2021

The lack of a Black woman in the Senate has turned a moment of triumph for many thrilled to see Kamala Harris ascend to the vice presidency into something more bittersweet.


Mayors Reflect On Police Relationships With Residents Of Color In Report

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

A report gathers the views of mayors from cities across the U.S. about policing in their cities, law enforcement relationships with residents of color and police funding.


Most U.S. Mayors Do Not Support Reallocating Police Resources, Survey Finds

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Eighty percent of the mayors who responded say they believe their police budgets last year were "about right."


Watching History From Afar, Some Harris Supporters Feel 'Robbed' Of A Big Moment

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

For so many people, Kamala Harris' inauguration as vice president is a momentous occasion. But it is also a moment that has been stripped of much of the traditional pomp and circumstance.


Progressives Gear Up For Broad New Push On Climate Action

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Green New Deal Network is launching with over $20 million to promote their agenda, as President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take office and Democrats set to control both chambers of Congress.


Democrats Unveil Legislation To Abolish The Federal Death Penalty

Monday, January 11, 2021

In an exclusive interview with NPR, Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Ayanna Pressley discuss their push to end capital punishment at the federal level as their party takes full control of Congress.


Activists Cite Difference Between BLM Protests, Capitol Breach

Monday, January 11, 2021

Many Black Lives Matter activists are furious that the law enforcement response to the breach of the U.S. Capitol appeared light compared to aggressive tactics they've endured at the hands of police.


Congress Certifies Biden Victory; Trump Pledges 'Orderly Transition' On Jan. 20

Thursday, January 07, 2021

Lawmakers returned to the Capitol after hours of chaos in which protesters forced their way into the building and abruptly halted Congress' tally of Electoral College votes.


Biden: Democracy 'Under Unprecedented Assault' As Pro-Trump Extremists Occupy Capitol

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

Biden was expected to deliver remarks on the economy but instead addressed the protesters who forcefully stormed the U.S. Capitol to prevent Congress from certifying Biden's election win.


'End This Cruelty': Progressives Call On Biden To Work To Stop Executions

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

As the Trump administration accelerates the pace of federal executions in its final days, some Democrats are feeling more urgency to push the president-elect to act upon taking office.


Progressives Call On Biden To Work To Stop Executions

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

With federal executions being carried out in the final weeks of the Trump administration, progressive activists feel the urgency to press the incoming Biden administration to curtail the practice.


Biden Unveils His Climate Team, Promising To Fight 'With The Urgency It Demands'

Saturday, December 19, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden says the people he has selected will lead his administration's "ambitious plan to address the existential threat of our time, climate change."


As A Stepparent, Kamala Harris Puts 'Families You Choose' In The Spotlight

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

When Vice President-elect Kamala Harris takes office, she brings with her what stepdaughter Ella Emhoff describes as a "big blended family." Other blended families are celebrating that visibility.


Trump Push To Invalidate Votes In Heavily Black Cities Alarms Civil Rights Groups

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Black voters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee and Atlanta were crucial to Joe Biden's victory. Those are also the places where President Trump's campaign has targeted its legal efforts.