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In a report on her testimony before the Illinois Senate Judiciary committee, Addams argues that life on the stages poses dangers to child actors.
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An excerpt from a letter by Addams, Lillian Wald and Mary McDowell to labor unions, seeking an investigation of working conditions for women and children.
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Addams testifies that the system of child labor destroys genius, and how work on the stage damages children.
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At a joint meeting of the Consumers League and General Federation of Women's Clubs, Addams argues for the passage of the Heyburn Pure Food Bill in Congress.
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Addams writes Breckinridge that she is considering writing to Woodrow Wilson. This could be in regard to a petition that Addams and Breckinridge sent in April to the President, protesting racial segregation in the federal government.
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Oglesby informs Addams that allowing her request to speak at the hearings on the child actor bill was not within his power.
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Chute and Brown send Addams a telegram regarding the defeat of stage bill in the Illinois Senate.
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Brown informs Addams that the street trades bill she favored failed in the Illinois Senate, but the child stage bill she opposed also failed.
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Brown writes Addams about the revival of the stage child bill and about plans for a new pamphlet opposing it.
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Addams and a number of other leaders petition President Taft to open a commision to study the conditions of labor, its relation to the government, the cost of strikes, and trade unions.
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Parker reports on an interview with Morrison regarding Addams' opposition to a child actor exception to the 1903 Illinois Child Labor Law.
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Addams asks for Taft's support on a bill to establish a Child Labor Bureau.