In January of 1998, Mr. Bassett assisted in launching the campaign of Frances Emma Barwood for Secretary of State of Arizona, the first candidate to ever run for high state or federal office in the United States who will directly address publicly the issue of possible intelligent extraterrestrial presence in our airspace and lack of proper government response to citizens demands on this matter. She subsequently lost the primary election.
At midnight on April 30, 1998 he published the “Paradigm Clock” to the World Wide Web. This website is designed to support the researchers/activists in the field. The Clock itself is a metaphor for citizens and the media to develop a feel for the process of disclosure underway. Then from early April of 1998 Mr. Bassett worked to develop media interest in the anomalies present in the photographic returns of the Cydonia region of Mars from the Mars Global Surveyor. Additional concerns included the fate of journalists who had done investigative pieces unfavorable to elements of the government and the secrecy reform legislation (S-712) introduced by Sen. Patrick Moynihan.
Early in 1999 Bassett began a collaboration with Robert Bletchman and Larry Bryant of MUFON who had developed a UFO State Ballot Initiative targeting the 16 states permitting direct referendum. He developed a web subsite to represent this project. Missouri became the first test effort under the guidance of MUFON state director, Bruce Widaman. Then in July, after assisting Virginia MUFON in promoting MUFON’s ’99 International Symposium in DC metro area, he begun a process for a more intense approach to Congressional members. Consequently, on July 13, 1999 he founded the Extraterrestrial Phenomena Political Action Committee (X-PPAC), the first PAC in history to target the politics of UFO/ET phenomena and the government embargo of facts confirming the presence of extraterrestrial life forms in our world, now. Announced nationally on July 21 it will be promoted via its website at www.x-ppac.org and by ongoing guest media appearances.
In 2000 political initiatives were restrained by the pending change of government. Mr. Bassett continued to speak to the issue at conferences in Santa Clara, CA and Santa Fe, NM later that year.
Early in 2001 Paradigm Research Group and X-PPAC put their support firmly behind a major new political initiative titled “The Disclosure Project.” Specifically assistance was given to the holding of an important press conference on May 9, 2001 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. At that time the testimony of 70 government and agency employees, 21 in person, directly relating to extraterrestrial-related events and evidence was presented to the media. The totality of this testimony, compiled from 120 hours of interviews, essentially confirmed an extraterrestrial presence and a government embargo on formal acknowledgement of this fact.
On April 17, 2002, in a press conference held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, “Disclosure2003: the Maryland 8th District Congressional Campaign of Stephen Bassett” was formally announced. This campaign sought to challenge the voters of the 8th District (parts of Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties) as well as the other candidates to engage the politics of disclosure and the facts of an extraterrestrial presence along with a range of other controversial issues neglected by America’s increasingly risk averse politicians. The campaign website is archived..
On January 13 of 2003 PRG proposed a new project, Citizen Hearing, which would conduct a week-long hearing in Washington, DC before former Members of the House and Senate. The motto for this project is, “If Congress will not do its job, the people will.” PRG continues to seek the funding to launch this project which has the power to end the truth embargo in short order.
In April of 2004 he produced the 1st Exopolitics Expo – the X-Conference – held at the Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg. This was followed by X-Conferences 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
On October 1, 2008 PRG launched the Million Fax on Washington with the goal of directing thousands of letters, faxes and emails toward the transition headquarters of the new President Elect. The considerable correspondence generated all called for the new president to end the truth embargo, release all files, call for congressional hearings, and make available ET derived technologies to the public domain. Phase II of the Million Fax on Washington began on February 1, 2009 with the new destination the White House. The final phase of the MFW began on June 1, 2009 whereupon all correspondence was directed at the White House press corps via the White House Correspondents’ Association. These letters, faxes and emails are calling upon the White House press corps to do their job by asking the tough, appropriate questions of the Press Secretary regarding the UFO/ET issue. By extension this campaign includes the political media covering the Department of Defense, Department of State and the CIA.
Perhaps the most important ongoing project of PRG is the Exopolitics World Network. Initiated in March of 2008 (and followed in June by the Exopolitics United States Network) the EWN is setting up exopolitics portal sites in nations around the world. This global network of volunteer sites has a naming protocol to help knit the network together – Exopolitics United States at: www.exopoliticsunitedstate
On July 1, 2011 launched a new project to establish July 8 as World Disclosure Day. Endorsements are being collected at www.worlddisclosureday.org and are nearing 5000. This project will help raise public awareness about the Disclosure process.
Presently PRG is seeking the funding to make possible the seventh X-Conference which will be titled Contact 2011 or 2012. It would be the first major conference exclusively devoted to the contact phenomenon since 1992 and first such conference ever held in Washington, DC.
Concomitant with these projects is the continuing public awareness work via the PRG website and media appearances coupled with lobbying of the political media to take notice of what is easily the biggest and most important news story in history.
With the nation and world moving into new and troubling territory, Mr. Bassett will continue to work to create a broad based coalition within the extraterrestrial phenomena research/activist community capable of reaching out to the twenty million plus American citizens who are following the politics of disclosure with interest and concern. The aim is to form a political awareness of sufficient size to meaningfully influence government policies and actions leading up to and following the formal acknowledgment of the extraterrestrial presence.
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