There is no single set of correct answers to the case study card placement activity in Civic Action: Then and Now. Many cards could comfortably fit in more than one category: the discussion and reasoning are more important than the answers.
However, here is one possible set of responses that may be helpful to teachers.
Participating as an Individual
Sign a petition
Individual women and men signed a petition in favour of Manitoba women getting the right to vote.
Collect signatures on a petition
Amelia Burritt, age 93, personally collected over 4,000 names on a petition supporting Manitoba women’s right to vote.
Write articles for newspapers and magazines
Francis Marion Beynon wrote a regular “women’s page” for the Grain Growers Guide that highlighted equality issues.
Donate money to support the cause
Mary Hamble donated funds to the Manitoba Political Equality League, which promoted women’s right to vote.
Attend an event
Women and men showed their support for women’s right to vote by attending meetings, rallies, lectures and social events.
Working Together as a Group
Create a group of local supporters
The Manitoba Political Equality League was founded to promote equality and obtain the right to vote for women in the province.
Join with national organizations
Local women’s groups worked with national organizations such as the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union to help further their cause.
Hold group activities
Manitoba women held social events or “Pink Teas” in their homes so women could discuss issues related to the struggle for equality.
Build alliances with others
Manitoba women’s groups got support from other organizations, such as the Manitoba Grain Growers Association.
Building Public Support
Give public talks
Nellie McClung, a novelist and activist, went on speaking tours to promote her writings and women’s voting rights.
Create a publication
A monthly magazine, Freyja (which means “woman” in Icelandic), was published in Manitoba to educate readers about women’s rights.
Take part in public events
The Manitoba Political Equality League set up a booth at the Winnipeg Stampede, where they handed out pamphlets in favour of women getting the vote.
Attract attention through advertising
The Manitoba Political Equality League ordered 100 banners to hang on Winnipeg streetcars as rolling ads.
Use humour to get noticed
Women staged a mock parliament with a humorous debate on whether men should have the vote.
Collect signatures on a petition
Women brought petitions to church meetings, family gatherings and fall fairs where they could persuade a lot of people to sign.
Working Through the Political System
Speak to the legislature
Leaders of various organizations gave inspiring speeches in the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.
Get involved in election campaigns
Women volunteered to help provincial electoral candidates who would, if elected, support women’s voting rights in the legislature.
Present a petition
A petition with over 40,000 signatures was presented to the provincial premier to show there was political support for women’s voting rights.
Promote introduction of a bill
Activists convinced Premier Norris to introduce a bill in the Manitoba legislature to extend the vote to women in the province.
Contact an elected member
Women contacted all members of the Manitoba legislature to demand that women get the right to vote and to run as provincial candidates.