Are we living in a trick or treat democracy?

Co-authored by Democracy is for People Intern Sami G"trick or treat democracy"reen and Senior Organizer Aquene Freechild

As ghosts and goblins emerged this Halloween evening, the halls of Congress seem more spooky than ever. Corporate power has penetrated our political process and threatens our democracy. Politicians have become more responsive to the corporations that write big checks than to the people who elect them.

As children across the nation prepare to get dressed up this Oct. 31 and participate in the age-old tradition, we can’t help but feel that with Super PACs popping up everywhere and growing national frustration with corporations spending unlimited secret amounts in elections, the trick seems to be on us.  But who gets the treat?

Let’s consider…