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 declines to sign a letter McCulloch sent her because it fails to strike the right tone. This letter is likely related to a statement Waugh released on December 6 about Theodore Roosevelt's support for women's suffrage.
Addams argues for women to have the vote in order that they may continue to perform their duties to family and to home in the modern world, where responsibilities, like feeding their children and keeping them safe, are no long directly within their control.
In an interview with James Evan Crown, Addams discusses the impact that woman suffrage is having on society. Addams later denied having taken part in this interview, specifically her comments on the poor.