|Woman's City Club
The club had its greatest impact on municipal affairs during its first decade. Dedicated to investigating municipal problems, the club demanded from city government enhanced health, environmental, and sanitary conditions, funding for the public schools, safe and affordable housing, and parks, beaches, and recreational facilities. The club helped lead woman suffrage drives, and after Illinois women received the local suffrage in 1913, organized voter registration drives and citizenship classes for women. The club also supported the activities of union women, sought to ameliorate troubled race relations in the city, and worked to secure more honest municipal government.
Although its influence in municipal affairs waned after woman suffrage, the club continued to investigate municipal affairs, often working with the League of Women Voters and other women's organizations to obtain state and local legislation for women and children and to support women's equal citizenship.
Flanagan, Maureen. “Gender and Urban Political Reform: The City Club and the Woman's City Club of Chicago in the Progressive Era.” American Historical Review (October 1990): 1032–1050.
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