Thomas invites Addams to be the primary speaker for a College Equal Suffrage Committee that would bring Addams, Florence Kelley, Alice Park and Anna Howard Shaw to campuses to interest college women in forming suffrage associations.
Addams discusses the benefits of suffrage and how the vote will benefit immigrant women living in tenement houses. This lecture was made before the Ethical Culture Society at New Century Hall in Philadelphia on March 14, 1908 and published later.
Addams declines to sign a letter McCulloch sent her because it fails to strike the right tone. This letter is likely related to a statement McCulloch released on December 6 about Theodore Roosevelt's support for women's suffrage.