HERNDON, Va. (WUSA9) -- About two dozen people came out to protest the shutdown outside the Herndon office of Congressman Frank Wolf.
"Congress is messing with my family and I'm not taking it lightly," said Danja Roberts, a Leesburg mother of two. She agreed to step up and give her opinion on the WUSA9 soapbox.
"If people think this isn't affecting regular people, they are sorely mistaken," she said. Her husband is a federal government worker, deemed essential and still working, but not receiving a paycheck.
"I'm just really worried, the mortgage is coming up, car payments. I just had to pay a big hunk of money for car taxes for Loudoun County, so there's not a lot of money left," said Roberts.
The protest is one of many across the county. Organized by Fairshare and Organizing for Action, they are targeting republicans including four in Virginia.