Today is the first day of what consumer advocate Nader has called a “limited strike” for D.C. statehood — staffers at 10 organizations that are part of his coalition have pledged to show up to work 15 minutes late today, 30 minutes late on Aug. 1, 45 minutes late on Sept. 10 and a full hour late on Oct. 1.

But what exactly is the point of this limited strike? Other tactics have yet to work, Nader wrote Sunday in The Post, and normal work-a-day folks aren’t really involved in the daily fight for D.C. voting rights, self-determination and statehood. Also, he said, it could expand, provoking a strike that’s less limited:

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Martin Austermuhle blogs at DCist . The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.