Cape Girardeau NAACP president details the future of the organization

Cape Girardeau NAACP president details the future of the organization

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Cape Girardeau NAACP chapter received enough votes from the community to reactive the chapter.

Bill Colon, president of the chapter, was instrumental in getting the chapter back to the area and says he is welcoming all to come and join the organization.

He says the one of the main goals of the organization to open the line of communication between police and the community.

"We want to work with, not against, with the police department," Colon said. "If there is problems in any area, any race in this city and they come to the NAACP, with a problem with the police, that's the first I'd go to. We talk first, that's my motto, the conversation has got to be there."

He also says that many in the area are under the impression that the organization completely caters to African Americans, when that is false. He says he hope to extend a helping anyone in the area, no matter the race.

"The only way that you’re going to reach the masses and educate them is by them being in the meeting, feeling like they can belong and have they voices heard, he said. "The NAACP is not just about black people, I know what that name says, but we’re about justice for all.”

The organization second meeting will be held on July 18 at the Cape Girardeau Library.