(Mods: I assumed this was the best forum for this thread, but if you think it belongs in IMHO or MPSIMS, please feel free to move it.)
My wife and I have just moved to Georgia’s 6th district, so our current representative is Karen Handel and the leading candidate for governor is Brian Kemp. Both are Republicans, supporters of Trump, and nasty pieces of work. Handel, who beat Jon Ossoff in a special election last year, is pretty strongly anti-women, and anti-gay. Kemp, who is the current Secretary of State for Georgia, is a leading vote suppressor, named in a [NYT opinion piece](Brian Kemp, Enemy of Democracy https://nyti.ms/2Ou8LA5) as an enemy of democracy. As Secretary of State, he is directly in charge of making the rules for who will be allowed to vote for him this fall, a huge conflict of interest.
(Example: a few days after we moved here, my wife attended a march opposing the mistreatment of immigrant children at the border. Volunteers were helping people register to vote, and my wife filled out the form that was offered. She later learned, thanks to an article a friend posted on Facebook, that Kemp has disallowed registrations collected at such events. She checked, and her registration was not accepted; she registered online.)
We want to volunteer this fall to help turn our district, state, and country bluer, and to do whatever we can to undo the damage that Trump and the Republicans have been doing over the past two years. The question is, where will our efforts have the most impact: by supporting the Democratic candidate for the House, Lucy McBath, or for governor, Stacey Abrams. Both are women of color, and if elected, Abrams would be the first black female governor in the U. S.
So where would our support be most effective? We have considered splitting our efforts, one of us working for one, one for the other, but we’d prefer to work together. Assuming that, where do you think we would have the biggest impact?