December 1, 2008 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

As Chrysler get s ready to make its case to Congress later this week for a financial bridge loan to help ensure the company's long-term viability and competitiveness, we asked our employees and dealers to help put the situation into perspective by recording their responses to two questions:

1-Why should America care about the U.S. auto industry?

2-As a member of the Chrysler team, what do you feel is your role in bringing the company back to long-term viability and competitiveness.

A video sampler of responses to each question is available in broadcast and streaming quality.

For more on Chrysler's efforts in securing a federal financial bridge loan please also see: