You can make the difference - Because you live and vote in your legislator's district, it's the job of your lawmakers to represent you.
Legislators can't effectively represent your interests unless you communicate with them around the issues you care about. Your elected representatives pay close attention to grassroots points of view expressed by their constituents, and take those views into account when the final votes are cast. That's why you, as an informed and active constituent, can play the most important role of all in shaping legislation. Choose to make a difference by becoming an active participant with others in policy making.