Denver Initiative Proposes To Track Space Aliens
Initiative 300 - ETs are Visiting Earth
Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission Creation Referendum
A Denver Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission Creation Referendum will be on the November 2nd ballot in Denver County. This measure seeks to create a commission to keep track of UFO sitings and activities in the area.
The man behind the petition drive was able to submit more than the 3,974 signatures needed to get the issue on to the ballot.
It had been unclear if it was going to be on the August ballot or later for November.
The measure hopes to create greater government transparency about the issue of UFO sitings and extraterrestrial encounters. Those who claim such interactions are not taken seriously. A main drive behind this commission creation is to legitimize those encounters and to create better cooperation on this issue with the government.
Transparency between the Obama government is a main goal for this measure, the man leading this campaign wants more disclosure as promised during the election run for president. Some people say they want to use the Denver committee as a means to force the government in to disclosing the information it has on previous UFO sitings and encounters.
However, others point out there is nothing in the ballot initiative language to force the government to disclose anything, and that its main effect is to allow a commission of believers in extraterrestrials to print their opinions on the Denver city web site. A hip-hop song has been added to the campaigning of this measures, in hopes that it will be able to connect with younger people and get the message of the initiative across to the most people.
Denver’s ‘Initiative 300′ on the ballot: The ‘Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission’
The measure has now been moved from the August primary ballot to the general election in November, proponent and initiator of the measure Jeff Peckman was excited about the change.
He had been worried about low voter turnout in August but it hopeful now with the November election date more residents will vote on the issue.
Also with increased time to campaign Peckman hopes more residents would become interested in the issue. The new commission would not add to the city budget, it would be entirely funded by grants and donations.
This measure has been officially titled, Initiative 300 and campaign for the measure has officially started. Proponents of the measure have created a website as well to use as information for voters and also have printed a newspaper to distribute, citing facts about UFOs, the government cover ups and other information they deem pertinent to the voting on this issue.
The leader of the campaign, Jeff Peckman, feels that there is wide support for the issue and this measure and hope that if this does pass, the issue could later be brought to the federal level as well.
While campaigning, Peckman is stressing that the commission would not be paid for by tax money, but instead would be funded by grants and donations given.
Peckman also wrote up the voter's guide to inform voter's on the issue. The opposition, Mission for Inhibiting Bureaucracy (or M.I.B), have also registered with the city and created a web site which lists their main points of contention. Among these are that the city budget director has stated there are required costs of the commission, so that if donations are not forthcoming, the costs must be born by the taxpayers.
The MIB also point out that belief in extraterrestrials visiting Denver is a belief system, and that the Denver City Government should not be used as a platform for promoting a belief system.
Aliens from Outer Space are Safe to Fly over Denver
Failed ballot measures: Denver won't study UFOs
UFOs will continue to go unstudied in Denver. Initiative 300 is just one of many ballot measures that voters were tasked with deciding on Tuesday, and was also one of many that failed to pass.
The proposal to establish an extraterrestrial affairs commission, through which residents could report sightings, was rejected by 85 percent of the voters.
The Denver man who proposed the measure, Jeff Peckman, says the government is tracking alien sightings but refuses to make the reports public. Peckman is a meditation instructor and promoter of new technology, including something he says reduces the "chaos of electromagnetic fields."
He said he was not surprised by the result. "It's better than what we thought. This was always about engaging the voters and getting them involved. These things can take time," he told the Denver Post.A website in support of the initiative said: "Over 400 government, military, and intelligence community witnesses have testified to their direct, personal, first-hand experience with UFOs, ETs, ET technology, and the cover-up that keeps this information secret."
Among the arguments on the website are that Michael Jackson believed in aliens, while "Ronald Reagan followed a UFO by plane for several minutes but was afraid to report it."
The initiative was not particularly well-received by Denver city council members who have, since it was put on the ballot, discussed strengthening the requirements for citizens to put a measure before voters. Initiative 300’s sponsor, Jeff Peckman, submitted 10,000 signatures to have his measure placed on the ballot.
One of the measure's most vocal critics was Denver ghost-chaser Bryan Bonner, who called the measure an affront to science. Bonner, the founder of the Rocky Mountain Paranormal Research Society, rallied opponents by saying the initiative would make the city of Denver a national laughing stock.
Peckman had hoped to appeal to voters not only by publishing information about close encounters on the city's website. He also promised the commission would be funded by gifts and grants, not tax dollars.