Trustee Social Justice Legal Advocacy Fellow Brooke Lewis writes for

What are you doing on Nov. 5? Meetings at work? Taking the kids to practice? Dinner plans?

Whatever your day looks like, add this to your calendar: Electing the representatives who will have a profound effect on your everyday lives.

Election Day in New Jersey is coming up, with all 80 state Assembly seats on the ballot, in addition to local and county level positions across the state. While the cable TV channels talk endlessly about national elections, state and local elections in some ways affect our daily lives even more.