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.
In this address, given to the Annual Meeting of the National Education Association in 1908, Addams speaks of the importance of education within the immigrant community and the role of teachers as bridges between the families of students and American 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.
At the Biennial Federation of Women's Clubs, Addams discusses the problems of associating the right to vote with marital status of the husband, telling of experiences with immigrant women voting in Chicago.
Addams argues for women to be able to hold citizenship on their own merits, rather than on the status of their husbands. This speech was given at the General Federation of Women's Clubs, in Des Moines.