Press Release,
April 30, 2018
Commonwealth Republican Women's Club

Alexandria, Virginia
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Dr. Sebastian Gorka Draws Standing Room Only Crowd in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA, VA -  National security expert and best-selling author Dr. Sebastian Gorka proved a big attraction at the annual Membership Reception hosted by the Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) at the Lyceum on April 26, 2018.  The standing-room-only audience enjoyed Dr. Gorka’s stories from his time in the Trump Administration, his lessons from history, and his views on current events.

After the Pledge of Allegiance and a rousing rendition of the Republican Creed by Former Alexandria Vice-Mayor Bill Cleveland, CRWC President Eileen Brackens recognized City Council candidate Kevin Dunne and Republican party officials in attendance.  Dunne is the only GOP candidate running for local office in Alexandria this year.  Dr. Gorka later commented on the political demographics of Northern Virginia (which is majority-Democrat), asking (paraphrased) “How did we let this happen in Virginia?”

In his presentation, Dr. Gorka admonished conservatives for being negligent in not recognizing the steady creep of liberal control over the educational system and the media. He implored conservatives to become more vocal and active to ensure that conservative voices are heard and their values are preserved.

Dr. Gorka, a Fox News Commentator, frequently referred to his book Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War.  He also autographed copies of his book at the end of the presentation.  

CRWC is Alexandria’s local chapter of both the Virginia Federation of Republican Women (VFRW) and the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW).  Each year, CRWC holds a membership reception event to highlight the club’s involvement in the local political community.  CRWC encourages local conservative women of all ages to become more politically involved by helping support and elect Republican candidates to public office at the local, state, and national levels. The club also has a conservative book club and organizes activities to support local community charitable organizations.  More information on CRWC is available at and