Shutdown Stories Featured in DCist

Jason Schlosberg
Jason Schlosberg works at the Department of Transportation. He says the Shutdown has increased his personal stress, and caused him to seek forgiveness from creditors. He is spending more time at home on house projects and with his kids.

On the last day of the Shutdown, DCist featured our project. One of our models was featured in the story, Jason Schlosberg.

“I hear talks of large numbers and it’s all kind of like white noise,” says Jason Schlosberg, a Department of Transportation worker who participated in the project. “We’re not just numbers or statistics. I think the media has only scratched the surface.

“There is a lot of pressure,” Schlosberg says. “We’re forced to contact all our creditors and ask for forgiveness during the shutdown. It’s affected doing simple things like paying our mortgage for the month or our children’s daycare.

“We’re all kind of at our wits end.” Schlosberg continued, “I cannot control politics. I can post on Facebook and vent, but that’s the extent of my control. I’m trying to realize I don’t have control over this. I’m just trying to do the best I can with this situation.”

You can see the whole story here on DCist!