This is a call for all Americans to protest en masse against Congress and the government shutdown; legal civil protest (non-violent) is a necessity for America. The government shutdown is damaging the health of Americans and damaging the national economy. There are ways for congress to achieve legal objectives without damaging American families. The American people want congress to end the government shutdown. The American people want the Republicans and the Democrats to stop playing politics with the lives of American families. The American people want an end to the government shutdown now.