As first reported on WTDY’s “Sly In The Morning” on June 22, progressive Democrat Kelda Roys, who’s running to replace Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin’s second Congressional district, attended a fundraiser in New York City on June 21. Notable about the fundraiser is that it was held at the offices of Panjiva. It’s worth noting Josh Green, the CEO of Panjiva, had previously donated $500 to Roys’ campaign prior to last week’s fundraiser.
Here’s a screenshot of the event invitation from Wherevent.com:
So what’s Panjiva? Well according to Panjiva’s website, Panjiva’s mission is “to make it easier to do business across borders.” On the surface, that seems to be a rather lofty goal, but it certainly seems like code for a company that makes it easier for American companies to find cheap overseas suppliers for their products, instead of actually using suppliers in the United States who employ actual Americans.
I’m not entirely sure why a Kelda Roys – who’s running as a progressive candidate for the United States Congress – would think it’s a good idea to hold a fundraiser at the headquarters of a company that makes it easier for American companies to source their product suppliers from overseas, but apparently she really needs the money. I attempted to reach Roys’ campaign for comment on her attendance at the Panjiva fundraiser, but as of publication I’ve received no response.
Maybe Kelda Roys thought none of us would notice what she was up to, but at any rate Roys’ decision to visit New York City to raise money at a company that does the kind of business Panjiva does is disappointing, especially considering that as a progressive, Roys should be advocating for keeping jobs and business in our country – not sending them overseas.