Addams discusses the formation of the Progressive Party and its ideals, starting with children's needs. She notes that the party supports efforts to curb child labor, and to encourage education. This is one of a series of articles she prepared for the Central Press Association as part of the Progressive Party campaign in 1912.
Addams discusses how child labor laws in Illinois have impacted children's access to education and the dangers of weakening it. This is a reprint of a speech given on December 16, 1905 at the Annual Meeting of the National Child Labor Committee
Addams argues for the establishment of a federal bureau for the protection of children, especially regarding the issues of child labor and education. This is a published version of Addams' speech to the National Child Labor Committee meeting in January 1909.
Addams led a contingent to oppose efforts to exclude child actors from child labor laws. She testified before the State Senate committee considering the bill, along with Will J. Davis (speaking for the bill), Mrs. Coonley-Ward, Mrs. A. T. Aldrich, Margaret Halsey, and Anna Nichols.
Lovejoy writes Lindsey regarding efforts to break child labor laws in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Louisiana, and notes that Jane Addams is "spending night and day" to ensure that the law in Illinois holds fast.