The 113th Congress is winding down and there are only a few weeks of potential legislative work before legislators head for the exits. With a new Congress set to be seated in January — and the Senate potentially in a new party’s hands — getting back to the basics now will pay off come 2015.

With that in mind, over the coming weeks, we’ll be reviewing the basics of good issue advocacy efforts. These items will be marked as “Core Concepts,” and can help build or strengthen any effort.

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