WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night voters overwhelmingly supported raising the minimum wage and paid sick leave in Maine, Colorado, Arizona and Washington. Justine Sarver, Executive Director of The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC), released the following statement on Tuesday's victory for working families: "The results of yesterday's election show that we are living in a new political reality. Still, voters have consistently shown their clear will to raise the minimum wage. These minimum wage victories will help working families in four states gain economic security. The success of the minimum wage and other progressive ballot measures in the face of last night's election results clearly shows that ballot initiatives will become an increasingly important tool in coming cycles to pass the kind of policies that create an economy that works for everyone. BISC is ready and has a plan to work with partners in states across the country to pass policies that work for people of color, LGBTQ people, women and working families." The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center (BISC) is the only progressive organization that works across the many policy, organizing and political organizations, with local, state and national players to analyze and support the ballot measure landscape. You can also find more information on BISC and their ballot measure work online at Ballot.org, on Facebook or @BallotStrategy on Twitter.