Addams offers a counter narrative to the idea that the U.S. government should limit immigration, arguing that immigrants provide benefits to society and are deserving of protections under the law. This is the fifth article of a monthly, year-long series on economic and social reform in America and a woman's role to affect change.
Addams' keynote address before the National American Woman Suffrage Association meeting in Philadelphia argues that women must have the ballot in order to maintain their moral and familial role for the betterment of society.
Addams describes the Progressive Party's pledge to support new immigrants by creating protection for industrial laborers. This is one of a series of articles she prepared for the Central Press Association as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
On the opening night of the National Conference of Charities and Correction, held in Cleveland from June 12-19, Addams discusses how the difficulties of children can rouse society's greatest sentiments for charity, but that children also have for their own intrinsic value. The speech was published in the Proceedings.
Arguing that white slavery requires an organized movement to defeat it, Addams provides examples from cases in Chicago. This is the first in a five-part series, which would ultimately be published as A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil in 1912.
Speranza asks the members of the Committee on Crime and Immigration to inform him of particular questions the committee should consider and that they will convene via correspondence due to the difficulty of scheduling a meeting of the group.