The bankruptcy in Detroit is not solely a Detroit crisis; it is an American crisis. Financially devastated cities all across our nation are now struggling for their survival. The outcome in Detroit matters. It matters to workers like Clarence Sanders, who has worked for the city for more than 24 years and taken four pay cuts in the last ten. The most recent cost him his home. It matters to Ora Mae Mott, who worked in the city Finance Department for 30 years and now, at age 81, is at risk of losing her monthly pension of $1,100. The people of Detroit aren't giving up on Motor City. We can't give up on them.