- Women have been inspired to get involved in politics since the 2016 election
- Emerge America, founded in 2002 to train women to run for office, says more than 400 women are in its classes
Madison, Wisconsin (CNN)Alyson Leahy remembers sobbing as election results came in. The 30-year-old graphic designer is a lifelong liberal who grew up in a small, conservative town in southwestern Wisconsin. She's voted in every national election since she was able to, and considers herself an informed voter.