Speaker Profile

Joanne Antoine

Joanne Antoine
Executive Director
Common Cause Maryland

Joanne Antoine is a Haitian-American political organizer, strategist, and trainer who is working to strengthen our democracy and build political power amongst Black women within the Diaspora. Ms. Antoine currently serves as Executive Director of Common Cause Maryland where she oversees all aspects of the state’s operations and its policy campaigns, most recently leading Maryland’s statewide campaign allowing for same-day registration and voting at the precinct polling place on Election Day. She also serves as a Trainer for the National Democratic Training Committee where she teaches candidates and party leaders throughout the country how to adapt winning tactics to their own races. Ms. Antoine holds a Master of Public Policy and Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. She is the Founder of At the Forefront, working to build winning campaigns for women candidates of Caribbean heritage both in the Caribbean region and in the United States with a key focus on Diaspora Engagement as well as providing free trainings and resources for women candidates in Haiti.