[caption id="attachment_27879" align="aligncenter" width="1560"]<img class="size-full wp-image-27879" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2017\/06\/WV-Democrats.jpg" alt="" width="1560" height="930" \/> Vicki Dove, Greenbrier County Democratic Executive Committee (left); Barbara Fleischauer, House of Delegates, Monongalia County; Belinda Biafore, state chair, WV Democratic Party; Elaine Harris, national committeewoman; William Laird, vice chair, WV Democratic Party; Paul Moya, Chairman, Greenbrier County Democratic Executive Committee; and Curt Zicafoose, executive director, WV Democratic Party.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>The West Virginia Democratic Party announced a new grassroots organizing program, Stand Up Summer, part of the Democratic Party\u2019s Resistance Summer project designed to bolster state party organizing efforts across the country.<\/h1>\r\nStand Up Summer is a grassroots organizing program aiming to strengthen and expand Democrats in West Virginia and win from school board to Senate in 2018 and beyond. The goal of the program is to enable grassroots organizing across the state from small communities and neighborhoods to cities.\r\n\r\n\u201cWest Virginia Democrats are more fired up than ever before and we\u2019re ready to expand and engage our voters to win in 2018 and beyond,\u201d said Belinda Biafore, WVDP chair. \u201cWe\u2019re extremely excited to partner with Democrats across the state and country to win so that our children do not go without quality education and families and parents don\u2019t suffer without health care. It\u2019s more important now than ever before to ensure that Democrats win because we have a lot to lose under Republican leadership.\u201d\r\n\r\nThe day-long meeting held recently in Charleston was attended by representatives from across the state.