Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:08 AM ET
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.
The hashtag took off across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine, and became the top trend nationwide. Here are some notable responses.