#DearCongress, ‘I am embarrassedto be an American’: Nation sounds off on shutdown

After a deeply divided Congress failed to reach a resolution on a short-term funding measure, the federal government officially shut down early Tuesday morning. 

As various offices, parks and national landmarks — including the Statue of Liberty and the National Mall —close their doors, we're asking you to speak up. Tuesday morning Carson Daly launched the hashtag #DearCongress from the Orange Room so viewers could weigh in on the shutdown and its impact.

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The hashtag took off across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, and became the top trend nationwide. Here are some notable responses.

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