President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, stand with their spouses, Dr. Jill Biden and Douglas Emhoff. (Photo: Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images)

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society celebrated the victory of President-elect Joe Biden Saturday. 

The union had endorsed Biden for president — the first presidential endorsement in the union’s history — and had mobilized volunteers to support the Biden-Harris administration. Like Actors’ Equity, which issued its own statement Saturday, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society believes the new administration will help support the industry during the shutdown and beyond. 

“During the current national crisis, we have seen clearly that Joe Biden understands and will promote policies that are in the best interests of our Members, the nation, and the most vulnerable among us, and that he will follow through on his demonstrated commitment to the labor movement,” said Evan Yionoulis, president of SDC. 

“The Biden-Harris administration will address the pandemic and the resulting economic devastation, and ensure a comprehensive health care policy, a strong education system, and a more racially and socially just country,” said executive director Laura Penn. “SDC will work in unity, purpose and action to support the new administration.”