Citizens Against UFO Secrecy, founded in 1977, is an early example at an attempt to force "disclosure".
In 1993, Steven M. Greer founded the Disclosure Project to promote the concept of disclosure. Greer spearheaded the concept of "disclosure" and attempted to get access to mainstream media for over a decade.
In May 2001, Greer held a press conference at the National Press Club in D.C that featured "20 retired Air Force, Federal Aviation Administration and intelligence officers" who demanded that Congress begin hearings on "secret U.S. involvement with UFOs and extraterrestrials" and was described by an attending BBC reporter as "the strangest ever news conference hosted by Washington's August National Press Club." Greer convened the conference with more than 100 other contactees offering testimony. Among the contactees were "...about 20 former government workers, many of them military and security officials, who stepped forward...and called for congressional hearings about such sightings." Such arguments were met with by derision by skeptics and spokespeople for the U. S. Air Force who maintain that there is no convincing evidence for the speculation that UFOs are alien spacecraft.
In 2007, the Paradigm Research Group, an independent ufologist group, held a news conference to demand disclosure. Speaker Stephen Bassett noted the long history of attempts at disclosure, and claimed that alien technologies could be beneficial for Earth.
In 2010, the film The Day Before Disclosure was released for free by New Paradigm Films.
From April 29 to May 3 2013, the Paradigm Research Group held the "Citizen Hearing on Disclosure" at the National Press Club. The group paid former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel and former Representatives Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Roscoe Bartlett, Merrill Cook, Darlene Hooley, and Lynn Woolsey $20,000 each.  The conference, and a documentary (working title: Truth Embargo) summarizing its findings, were intended to compel Congress, United Nations or both to open an investigation. Kilpatrick complained about the lack of transparency at the hearing.
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