REMEMBER that Registration Days are October 5th and 15th.
REMEMBER that Women can Vote for Trustees of State University.
PROGRESSIVE CANDIDATES FOR TRUSTEES
MRS. RAYMOND ROBINS
MR. B. F. HARRIS
MR. FREDERICK L. HATCH
REMEMBER that no one can Vote who has not REGISTERED this year.
ELECTION DAY - NOVEMBER 5th [page 2]
CANDIDATE FOR TRUSTEE
MRS. RAYMOND ROBINS
Mrs. Raymond Robins, Progressive candidate for Trustee of the University of Illinois, is well known throughout the country because of her work in behalf of the women workers. Since 1907 she has been president of the National Women's Trade Union League and has been active in the movement for the betterment of working conditions for women.
Mrs. Robins was born in Brooklyn, New York, and has lived in Chicago since 1905, when she married Raymond Robins, the noted social worker.
She took up public duties at a very early age and at 21 was treasurer of the Brooklyn training School for Nurses. She was one of the founders of the Women's Municipal League of New York and chairman of its legislative committee in 1903-4. In that capacity she was active in securing the enactment of legislation licensing and regulating employment agencies in order to protect young girls.
Mrs. Robins was a member of the Brooklyn Equal Suffrage Association and President of the New York Association for Household Research, 1904-5. Through this association she had an active part in the laying of the foundation for the work of caring for emigrant girls at Ellis Island.
Mrs. Robins was elected president of the Women's Trade Union League of New York in 1905. When she came to Chicago she was elected president of the Chicago branch. In 1907 she was elected president of the National Women's Trade Union League, an office she still holds in addition to the presidency of the Chicago League.
As president of the Chicago League she was prominent in the great garment workers' strike of 1910-11. A year previous she was active in the interests of the women workers in the shirt waist workers' strike in Philadelphia.
She led the working women of Illinois in their fight which resulted in the present ten-hour law for women workers.
Mrs. Robins is a member of the committee on industrial education of the American Federation of Labor and a member of the executive committee of the Illinois branch of the American Association for Labor Legislation, as well as a member of the executive board of the Chicago Federation of Labor.
She is a member of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and was chairman of the Industrial Committee of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs, 1907-8. Mrs. Robins is also associate editor of "Life and Labor," the working women's magazine.