WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Federal workers could start facing furloughs as early as April, unless Congress steps in to stop automatic spending cuts that will kick off in 10 days.

WUSA 9 has started a petition with our partners at, which poses the question, Should Congress be penalized if federal workers are furloughed due to sequestration.

PopVox founder, Rachna Choudhry, joined WUSA9's Jessica Doyle on Tuesday to talk about the petition.

This Petition grew out of a story Jessica Doyle worked on for a couple of weeks. She asked four local senators if they would be willing to take a fulough if government workers were forced to. They refused to answer the question. And that upset viewers. This petition is a first for us. Tell us how it works.

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