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Yesterday I met with labor union representatives who asked me, "What are people telling you on the doors about how we can move forward?"

"Forward" is a really great-sounding, popular political term. Obama used it. So did Communist China in the 1980's: (ε‘ε‰ηœ‹) I have, too.
It came up at our healthcare/reproductive freedom roundtable last night. "How do we move forward?" I asked my guests @MargieInTheDMV and @srobgyn.

Certainly, recognizing the need to move forward and having conversations is important, and a first step as Margie pointed out.
The refrain after a tragedy like #NewZealandTerroristAttack is always how to move "past" it. The same words used in the wake of the #Blackface scandals here in Virginia.

The metaphor underlying it all is: we're all on a linear path: backward is bad, forward is good.
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We filed for citizenship for this gem of a person. He's struggled his whole life with a condition that prevents him from being able to learn. Still, he persisted: with nothing but grit and determination, made it to the US from Bangladesh, married, and has 3 beautiful children.
People around him help him do the things he cannot do, like drive.

We sought a medical waiver for the English and civic test portion of the naturalization process, and USCIS denied it.
That wasn't acceptable. I pointed out the objections lodged by USCIS to the medical waiver had no basis in law, and told the officer I knew the agency had been getting harsher and harsher on these medical waivers to the point of being impossible. Read: lawsuit.
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