Dem guv candidate Mahlon Mitchell called for Wisconsinites to band together like the members of his union did when one of their own suffered a severe accident.

He said state government should come to the aid of struggling people who might not otherwise have anyone to turn to.

“What I saw after [the accident] was brothers and sisters from across the country that came together for Casey in his greatest time of need. What happens when someone doesn’t have that support system?” Mitchell said.

He argued government can help the state’s citizens by instituting a $15 minimum wage, eliminating the state’s private voucher program and decriminalizing addiction. By electing him, he also said the state would make history with Wisconsin’s first African-American governor.

“We need a fireman in the house,” he said.

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