Briget Anne Rein was born to an immigrant mother, Sarita Silberman from Peru, and Arnold Rein from Brooklyn. Inspired by her mother, who worked alongside Mayor Abe Beam and Senator Charles Schumer to provide high quality education for all students, Briget became involved in political campaigns while she was in junior high school. She continued to do so during college, where she volunteered on local and federal campaigns.
Briget is a proud educator, previously teaching at PS 104 in District 20 and PS 109 in District 22 where she was also a chapter leader.
Currently, Briget works for the United Federation of Teachers as Assistant to the staff director and previously served as government liaison to the New York City Council. As a union organizer, she has worked with educators across the city to defend their right to work in a safe environment.
As a local political activist in Brooklyn’s 39th Council District, Briget has led social campaigns to enhance labor initiatives throughout Kings County and New York City. She also serves as a member of Community Board 6.
In addition to having worked alongside educators, students, families, and communities, Briget has also collaborated with many officeholders including Councilmember Ben Kallos, Assemblymember Peter Abbate, Senator Charles Schumer, and multiple mayoral administrations.
Avidly committed to community organizing and education reforms, Briget is now running for the City Council in District 39, encompassing the Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Windsor Terrace, and Gowanus neighborhoods of Brooklyn, so that she can continue to fight for working and middle-class New Yorkers.