Chasing Work Shouldn’t Be So Hard

Most Americans want to work. It is the foundation of the American Dream.

Work provides purpose, value, fulfillment, and money so we can pursue our own vision of happiness and have a sense of worth.

Unfortunately, some government regulations—like occupational licenses and restrictions on independent contract work—needlessly prevent or restrict us from entering into our desired professions or working on our own terms. 

Today, with the devastating economic damage caused by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the shutdown, it’s more important than ever before that the government gives Americans every opportunity to work. 

Policymakers—at the state and federal level—can remove unnecessary barriers to work, but they need to hear from you.

By sharing stories, we can demonstrate to our elected officials why they should reform laws in our states.

Read stories of people who are chasing work in spite of the obstacles. Some are succeeding. Some are struggling. All deserve policies that give them a better chance. 


Read their stories. Share yours.  

Learn more about these government-created barriers to work.