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 discusses the challenges facing college women, including the habit of self-preparation, a tendency to make an exception of herself, and the danger that study without action makes a person timid and irresolute. She argues that there is a need to do and to do for others without concern for one's own reputation that makes for good Christian work.
Addams' November 30 address at the annual meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association discusses the meaning of suffrage, the changing political climate, and the connections between politics and social improvement.
In this published version of a speech given to the Chicago City Club on November 7, Addams discusses party politics, the viability of independent parties, and the possibilities of women's role in municipal elections in Illinois.
The Association of Collegiate Alumnae proposed various ways in which women may be included in the war effort and maintain ranks alongside men, primarily as nurses but as other medical specialists as well.