We support our employees’ engagement in citizenship and provide them access to nonpartisan educational information on the political process. ConocoPhillips also provides voting resources to employees through its company intranet site. There, employees can locate information, such as how to register and vote early, voting times and polling places, and nonpartisan information about candidates running for elective office.
In 2006, we began an effort in the U.S. called Get Out the Vote (GOTV)
, which we continued based on favorable feedback from employees and candidates. GOTV events encourage employees to engage in the political process and educate themselves on candidate positions and key issues, including matters directly relevant to company operations. Employees are encouraged to make personal decisions to exercise their right to vote without company endorsement of specific candidates or issues. Candidates are invited to our facilities to meet employees, and employee volunteers may hand out GOTV hardhat stickers, sample ballots, and early voting and polling location information.
ConocoPhillips conducted 11 nonpartisan GOTV events during 2010, providing employees an opportunity to meet candidates running for elective office. More than 4,300 employees and more than 220 candidates participated.
During 2010, approximately 500 ConocoPhillips employees participated in two American Petroleum Institute (API) Rally for Jobs in Houston, Texas and Farmington, New Mexico. ConocoPhillips employees were active in organizing the event in Farmington. In addition, ConocoPhillips employees attended a rally to protest administrative action by the current state Administration in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with respect to greenhouse gas emissions