So. I just wanted to point this out, in case you all are not already aware of it (if you are, I apologize for any redundancy but please feel free to contribute what additional information you might have on this matter):
ExxonMobil's Voting Suggestions
To compliment corporate front groups, lawsuits against critics, and tireless lobbying against any global warming regulation, Exxon is stepping up its efforts to get employees to vote "pro-business".
According to a story reported by the Dow Jones Newswire, Exxon is mailing its 34,000 employees election materials and helpful voter guides which -- surprise! -- give the Republican Party gold star ratings for spurning global warming regulation, supporting drilling for oil in the Arctic wildlife refuge, and letting oil refineries release more pollution by weakening the Clean Air Act.
Exxon is informing not only its employees but also retirees and contractors how they should vote in upcoming presidential and congressional races across the U.S....In 2000 Exxon gave 91 percent ($1.37 million) of its political donations to the Republican Party. Exxon was more than amply repaid when President Bush promptly withdrew the U.S. from the only global treaty to control global warming, the Kyoto Protocol.
In a message at ExxonMobil's Citizen Action Team website, company CEO Lee Raymond states "it is essential that we as a company, and more importantly as individuals, are part of the political process." The website's front page quotes Thomas Jefferson: "We in America do not have a government by the majority. We have a government by the majority who participate."