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Tell Us About Your Shutdown

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

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?
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Benjamin Freed joined Washingtonian in August 2013 and covers politics, business, and media. He was previously the editor of DCist and has also written for Washington City Paper, the New York Times, the New Republic, Slate, and BuzzFeed. He lives in Adams Morgan.