Our newly combined committee is actively considering how we want to handle the many education and healthcare topics that are now front and center, with federal changes at hand. In the education arena, we are delving into charter schools and how they function as part of the public school system, especially in California and Marin. Healthcare buffs are still considering what changes should occur statewide given the possible national changes in policy and funding. On both fronts we want to spend our time on issues that lend themselves to advocacy.