Juana Summers Juana Summers is a political correspondent for NPR covering race, justice and politics.
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Juana Summers

Juana Summers

Political Correspondent

Juana Summers is a political correspondent for NPR covering race, justice and politics. She has covered politics since 2010 for publications including Politico, CNN and The Associated Press. She got her start in public radio at KBIA in Columbia, Mo., and also previously covered Congress for NPR.

She appears regularly on television and radio outlets to discuss national politics. In 2016, Summers was a fellow at Georgetown University's Institute of Politics and Public Service.

She is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism and is originally from Kansas City, Mo.

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Sarah Audelo, seen during a 2016 event when she held a top role at Rock The Vote, has spent years in Democratic politics. She is stepping down from her current role as the executive director at Alliance for Youth Action to make way for younger leaders. Michael Kovac/Getty Images hide caption

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Kristen Clarke, Assistant Attorney General for the civil rights division, speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice on June 25 to announce that the Department of Justice would be suing the state of Georgia over it's new election laws. She urged lawmakers on Wednesday to restore protections in the landmark Voting Rights Act. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Iowa state Rep. Joe Mitchell was first elected at age 21 and is now the co-founder of an organization looking to recruit fellow young conservatives to seek public office. Charlie Neibergall/AP hide caption

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Snapchat is adding a feature to help young users run for political office

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Veteran Democratic Strategist Is The First Black Woman To Lead EMILY's List

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Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. have been leading bipartisan negotiations over policing reform for months. Those talks have now ended with no agreement. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Laphonza Butler speaks onstage during The 2018 MAKERS Conference at NeueHouse Hollywood on February 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for MAKERS hide caption

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The New Leader Of EMILY's List On How Politics Needs To Change For Women Of Color

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Democrats Have Dialed Back The Bill They Hope Will Counteract Voting Restrictions

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., takes notes during a Senate Rules Committee field hearing on July 19 in Atlanta on the issue of voting rights. Klobuchar and several other Democratic senators have unveiled new voting legislation. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Klobuchar on the new voting bill, from Morning Edition

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Thousands came to Washington for the March On For Voting Rights. Martin Luther King III, the Rev. Al Sharpton, and Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee are among those pictured. Tyrone Turner for NPR hide caption

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Thousands March In D.C. For Voting Rights

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Thousands To Gather In Washington And Cities Nationwide For Voting Rights

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