About Us

Tax Credits for Workers and Their Families (TCWF) is a non-partisan communications initiative working to promote tax credits for low-wage workers, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit (CTC) and Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCTC.) We work with policymakers and advocates at both the state and federal levels to develop communications strategies and materials that help raise awareness of and build support for these credits. TCWF is led by The Hatcher Group, a full-service communications and public affairs firm dedicated to inspiring social change for good. We are made possible in part by support from The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Grantmakers Income Security Task Force Communications Collaborative Rapid Response Fund and other funders.

Who We Are

Lauren Pescatore
Director

Lauren has been managing the TCWF team since 2012. She brings years of experience working with state and national advocacy groups on both economic and education policy. As director, Lauren develops strategic communications plans to improve tax credits at both the state and federal level, tracks legislation, conducts interviews with key policymakers and thought leaders, provides support for advocacy groups and regularly blogs on key policy developments. She speaks often about tax credits on Capitol Hill and at various partner events.

For support and technical assistance with communications materials involving tax credits for working families, or for general tax credit-related inquiries, please contact Lauren by email at lpescatore [at] thehatchergroup.com or by phone at (301) 656-0348.

Devin Simpson
Policy Fellow

Devin brings valuable experience in strategic communications around racial equity to the Tax Credits team. Devin holds a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Media and Journalism. As a member of the TCWF team, Devin is responsible for the Weekly News Round-Ups, blogs, website and social media.

For support and technical assistance with communications materials involving tax credits for working families, or for general tax credit-related inquiries, please contact Devin by email at Devin [at] thehatchergroup.com or by phone at (301) 656-0348.

Nick Kauzlarich
Policy Fellow

As part of the TCWF team, Nick provides communications and media relations support for tax credit advocates across the country. Prior to joining TCWF, Nick worked in public relations for BerlinRosen’s National Issue Advocacy team, where he helped generate earned media opportunities for clients on a range of issues affecting low-wage workers and their families. As an intern at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Nick also gained experience in digital communications, using social media to inspire action to protect voting rights across the country.

For support and technical assistance with communications materials involving tax credits for working families, or for general tax credit-related inquiries, please contact Nick by email at Nick[at] thehatchergroup.com or by phone at (301) 656-0348.