This week, BBC trustees are interviewing for the most important job at the BBC - Director General. Politicians are leaning on them hard, demanding they hire someone with party political bias.  We can use the next few days to help stop this happening.
Over 40,000 of us have already added our names to the letter demanding the BBC Trust safeguards the independence of the BBC. The campaign is even getting talked about in national newspapers. 
Together, we’re proving that protecting the BBC from political interference is really important to the public. If enough of us sign our names, the Trust will feel the pressure of public opinion and this could influence their decision when deciding who to appoint as the next Director General.
Please can you help keep the pressure up on the BBC Trust by asking more people to add their name too?
Please forward this email and ask your friends to sign by clicking here:https://secure.38degrees.org.uk/protect-bbc-independence
The BBC is loved and respected all over the world. People rely on its news reporting. If it loses its independence, that reputation is put at risk.
We know we can influence the BBC Trust. Two years ago, we helped save BBC 6Music by convincing them to drop their plans to close the station.  Let’s do it again and show that the public wants someone who’s loyal to public service broadcasting, not a political party.
We are planning to deliver the letter by Wednesday next week, so let’s aim to get past 60,000 signatures before then.
If you use Facebook, please also share the BBC letter by clicking here:http://www.38degrees.org.uk/protect-bbc-independence-facebook
If you use Twitter, please also send a ‘Tweet’ about the BBC letter by clicking here: http://www.38degrees.org.uk/protect-bbc-independence-twitter
Please spread the word in every way you can.
Thanks for being involved,
Hannah, Belinda, Marie, James, David T, Cian, Becky, David and the 38 Degrees team
 The Telegraph: Next head of BBC must be a Tory says Boris Johnson http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9263603/Next-head-of-BBC-must-be-a-Tory-says-Boris-Johnson.html
 The Guardian: BBC director general petition gets more than 35,000 signatures http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/08/bbc-director-general-petition?newsfeed=true
 The Independent: BBC 6 Music saved from closure http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/bbc-6-music-saved-from-closure-2018728.html
38 Degrees Blog: BBC Announcement: They listened to us http://blog.38degrees.org.uk/2010/07/06/bbc-announcement-they-listened-to-us/