Fragrance Notes Issue 1, 2019 - Page 35

MEETINGS & EVENTS Fragrance Creators regularly engages with legislators and goverment officials to advocate on behalf of its members, fragrance, and the broader fragrance industry. In early March 2019, Fragrance Creators President & CEO Farah K. Ahmed and Director, Government Affairs & Legal, Amanda Nguyen attended a Congressional Black Caucus event and met with several supporters of fragrance. Pictured above, left: Ahmed and Nguyen with Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY-8), Democratic Caucus Chair. Above, right: Ahmed and Nguyen with Representative Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ-12), Chair of the Congressional Fragrance Caucus. Below, left: Ahmed and Nguyen with Representative Jahana Hayes (D-CT-5). Below, right: Ahmed and Nguyen with Representative Frank Pallone Jr., (D- NJ-6), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Not pictured: On March 25, 2019, Fragrance Creators met with Representative John Shimkus (R-IL-15) and his staff. Representative Shimkus sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, was heavily involved with the bipartisan passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA), and has recently taken a leadership role in cosmetics modernization. Fragrance Creators communicated the importance of fragrance, our ongoing issues with LCSA implementation, and our priorities for cosmetics modernization. FN Issue 1, 2019 | FRAGRANCENOTES.ORG | 35