In the "bad old days", the yeledudies, who realliy believed in the ideals of the party they supported, also received pocket money for thier efforts, some of it indirectly from the coffers of the Histadrut via the funds Mapai succeeded to extract from it. As Mr. Pheiffer says, now that the shoe is on the other foot, they are yelling foul. Other than that, what is wrong with young people showing thier loyalties, or in some cases, theiir ambitions to earn some money from being part of the electoral process. I am sure that Meretz, as well as the other parties are calling upon younj geople to speak up for thier positions, pass out flyers, and other activities. That's how they learn about the electoral process.
High school teacher's union threatens strike (Haaretz)