Do you want to pursue a career, but cannot do so because of the State or local government’s licensing requirements on that career? The Institute for Justice may be able to help.

Every American deserves the opportunity to earn an honest living. Yet occupational licenses routinely stand in the way of honest enterprise.

Too often, licensing burdens have no connection at all to public health or safety. Instead, they are imposed simply to protect established businesses from economic competition.

Yet, without these licenses, workers can face stiff fines or even risk jail time.

Since IJ’s founding over 30 years ago, we have fought to roll back oppressive occupational-licensing rules in more than two dozen distinct occupations, ranging all the way from tax preparers to florists to traditional African hair braiders.

If you are struggling to pursue a career because of unfair licensing requirements, the Institute for Justice might be able to help you.

Please fill out the form below and we will determine whether we can do anything to help you.

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Since 1991, the Institute for Justice has come to the aid of individuals who want to do the simple things that every American has the right to do—including speak freely about commerce or politics, own property, and start a business—but can’t because they find the government in their way.

The Institute for Justice represents ordinary people for free as they fight back against government abuse.

Please fill out the form above to share your story.