You have more power to influence your state legislator than your member of Congress. The average state representative's district is 12 times smaller than a Congressional district. Most are not lifelong politicians, or even full-time politicians. They are not always focused on reelection because many of them run unopposed. And state legislators have the power to decide many of the most important issues impacting communities.
However, since state legislators have fewer resources than members of Congress, it is harder for them to take ideas and turn them into legislation.
That's where you come in.