#IfIShutDown explores what would happen if everyday citizens stopped working

Oct. 9, 2013 at 6:48 AM ET

Video: NBC’s Tamron Hall shares some of the best tweets from the #IfIShutdown hashtag, which has employees and moms around the country sharing what things would be like if they shut down their daily activities as the government has.

After the federal government shutdown last Tuesday when a divided Congress failed to reach a resolution on a short-term funding measure, people across the country weighed in across social platforms using #DearCongress, sparking a nation-wide trend.

As the shutdown carries into a second week, TODAY would like to know what would happen if you and your job shut down like the government. Show us using #IfIShutDown on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine.