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#DontShutMeDown: Americans protest government shutdown

We asked how you are being affected by the first shutdown in 17 years. Send us your story by taking a video or sending a tweet with #DontShutMeDown.
Protestors hold signs during a during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.
Protestors hold signs during a during an event with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013.