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Tell Us About Your Shutdown

How is this government shutdown affecting you? We’d like to hear your stories.

The new normal? Photograph by Scott Kirkwood courtesy of the National Parks Conservation Association.
Are you one of the hundreds of thousands of Washington-area federal workers put out by the government shutdown? Washingtonian wants to hear from you.

How is being forced to go on unpaid leave affecting you or your family? Are you taking advantage of any of the specials that bars and restaurants are offering to furloughed government workers? Have you used the time off to get health care through one of the new insurance exchanges? And what about the fact that while you’re not able to report for work, members of Congress continue to get paid while they dicker around in a disagreement over a piece of legislation passed three years ago and upheld by the Supreme Court?

Drop us an email, send us your photos, or leave us your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • new me

    My boyfriend and I just moved into our first place together on September 13th and finally started to get things the way we wanted until now. With him out of work it now falls on me to make sure we save enough to be able to afford rent and bills that we both have with out loosing our place we just got! The government needs to do something an fast before riots or protest start this weekend ...

  • The Guru

    There's an upside. I get to pick up my son from school for the first time - ever. Oh, but the not getting paid sort of sucks.

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