Opinion: Denver’s Initiative 300: An Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission


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On Nov. 2, Denver voters will decide whether or not to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission. Yes, you read that correctly.

Jeff Peckman, Initiative 300’s chief proponent, gathered enough signatures to get the initiative on the ballot.


In his campaign, Peckman has underscored that such a commission would not cost taxpayers anything, with funding coming from grants, gifts and donations.

A seven-person expert panel that would make up the commission would be charged with:

-- Dealing with credible citizen reports of UFOs or contacts with extraterrestrial intelligent beings.

-- Responsibly listening to, or documenting reports of, encounters or abductions regardless of the highly unusual and credible evidence.

-- Referring such reports to private or public individuals or organizations that have dealt with such matters responsibly.

-- Helping citizens that know of no place to turn for help on potentially traumatic experiences.

From the Initiative 300 campaign mission statement:

It’s a BIG universe but we need to share it with others who are not from Earth.

Our grand mission is dedicated to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of human beings in relation to interactions with extraterrestrial beings, and to creating peaceful, harmonious, and mutually beneficial relationships between all beings in the universe.


If this was on the ballot in California, do you think it would pass? What is the future of extraterrestrial interest in the United States? Should federal and state funding be put toward such efforts? Do you think Initiative 300 will pass?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.

-- Lori Kozlowski

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